Tamil Nadu: Illegal resorts located on Nilgiris elephant corridor sealed

By: PTI | Coimbatore |
Published: August 12, 2018 10:02:16 pm

The top court had, on August 9, directed the Tamil Nadu government to seal or close down the 27 resorts constructed on the elephant corridor within 48 hours. (Photo: File AP photo)

Twenty-seven resorts constructed on the elephant corridor in Nilgiris district were sealed by the authorities Sunday in compliance with a Supreme Court order directing a crackdown on illegal structures in the area.

The process of sealing 27 resorts began at 10 am amid a tight police security, while action against the remaining 12 would be taken after getting an explanation from the owners and verifying the documents, official sources said.

A committee formed to review the functioning of these resorts was expected to submit its report before the apex court in October, they added. The…

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