We have only that piece of land, how do we survive after you take it, asked an old lady to the officers of the NHAI.
The farmers of the Halga- Macche bypass had a meeting with the officials of the NHAI, where they requested that their land should not be acquired as it was the only source of income and what will they after their land is taken away.
Farmers there said they would commit suicide at the same place if the work was commenced again.
The meeting was held at the NHAI office at Shiv Basav Nagar in the city.
The 9 km Halga Macche bypass on which work had not progressed as the farmers had protested as the majority of the land is fertile and multiple crops are been taken was commenced yesterday under police protection.
Since 2011, the said road is planned but due to the protests, the work could not be commenced.
The process of land acquisition was first started in 2008.