Already this development will force people to stay Chatgaon also those of Solitude want to follow suit. "We are not against development. But we demand a little more consideration, "says loudly Kedaroo Rajkumar, Advisor to the village of Plaine Magnien-on antenna or Xplik K.
According to the inhabitant of Solitude, Plaine Magnien-, expansion of the airport led to a drastic change in their daily lives. Even if these people were gradually accustomed to aircraft noise, day and night, they say living a nightmare since the expansion began in Plaisance.
Indeed, a plan was established to modernize the airport SSR International Airport and make it a world-class features the latest technology. This strategy includes the expansion of the terminal which will accommodate four million passengers per year. The State of Mauritius relies heavily on this project, especially at a time when the tourism industry partners are working hard to maintain and increase the number of arrivals in a time of economic crisis.
This development not only of happy, like the 25 families in the village of Solitude. Especially since they were informed of a possible compulsory acquisition of their land by the management of Airports of Mauritius Ltd (AML). "When the planes land, they spend about 8 or 9 feet above our heads. It is a deafening roar. Some people are already complaining of noise, says bitterly, a village council. AoM has placed fences close to our properties. We can not build here. People living in houses sheets will not be allowed to build permanent houses. We are left to their own devices.However, the three members of the place are well aware of our problems and our situation. "
These 25 families who feel aggrieved, living there since the 80's. They have seen their living conditions deteriorate significantly in 30 years. In addition to this development as they consider nuisance, said Rajkumar, they are no longer allowed to undertake construction. Why?
"They are squatters. How do you want from the granting of building permits when they have no contract,"responds an officer of the council districts Grand-Port/Savanne.
Solicited by The Daily Challenge, Girish Appayah, head of communications AML, said he was aware of the problem and keeps qu'AML doing its best to minimize the disadvantages of this gigantic project.
In the process, he recalls the visit of the state estimators to evaluate the properties and possibly provide a relocation . The official said, "priority will be given to the occupants of Chatgaon who live near the track. Those in the village of Solitude will be involved in a second phase.
" Referring to the noise, the head of AML explains that the company is working with the Ministry of the Environment and of Health to reduce the level of noise.