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Adyar Beach Saved from Highway Construction

Sep 09, 2011 06:17 AM
by MKR

 Just received a msg from Pedro Oliveira about the decision of the Govt of
Tamil Nadu not to go ahead with the construction plan. I am sure many who
are interested in the environment of Adyar Beach would be glad to know.
Kudos for the efforts of Pedro and others in Chennai.


Here is the quote from the msg:

After a long, tortuous and very difficult campaign I am very happy to inform
you that the State Government of Tamil Nadu has officially dropped the
project of the proposed Elevated Expressway from the Lighthouse in Chennai
to Kottivakkam. The project's route included the special Adyar beach, the
last undisturbed beach in Chennai, and the dwelling place of a delicate

Please find attached the official Government letters announcing the
cancellation of the project.

On behalf of the Save Chennai Beaches Campaign I would like to thank all of
you who participated in this crucial campaign by signing petitions and
letters to the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu.

Adyar beach has been saved, but also many coastal communities and a vast
universe of natural life, which includes the Olive Ridley turtles, many
species of migratory birds and the sanctity of the TS Adyar campus.

PS: the attachments are not attached here since theos-talk does not allow

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