The High Court of Hyderabad stayed land acquisition for laying highway road between Poranki and Machilipatnam. In 2009, the NHAI had acquired land without paying compensation. About 72 persons filed a petition in the High Court stating that the NHAI had acquired their lands without paying compensation. The petitioner's lawyer urged the High Court to pay compensation as per 2013 R&R package. The High Court issued interim orders asking the NHAI not to carry out land acquisition and posted the case for hearing on September 5.