AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Saturday strongly criticised the removal of slums for construction of the Elevated Expressway between the Chennai port and Maduravoyal.

In a statement here, she said slum dwellers in the places where the project was to come up had been evicted without notice. At Semmenchery and Kannagi Nagar near here where slum dwellers had been rehabilitated, the tenements did not have enough space for the occupants. There was no hospital, school and power connection.

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