Stalin threatens of Tuticorin repeat over Chennai-Salem project

Written by Arun Janardhanan
| Chennai |
Updated: June 14, 2018 5:31:18 am

Stalin warned the government to follow norms and consult the people to prevent a Tuticorin-like agitation. (PTI Photo)

The proposed eight-lane greenfield corridor, connecting Chennai and Salem,has drawn flak from opposition parties, with DMK working president M K Stalin claiming the 277.30-km-long highway would destroy 8,000 acres of farm land, besides reserved forests and hills. The Tamil Nadu government is all set to start the land acquisition for the Rs 10,000 crore highway, a pet project of both the Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. Salem is also the chief minister’s native district.

While Palaniswami has clarified in the state assembly that, contrary to rumours, the…

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