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‘Chennai-Salem corridor will be implemented’

Nitin Gadkari  

BJP leader and Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said the Chennai-Salem green corridor project would be implemented after holding discussions with farmers of the region.

“Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami is constantly in discussions with me regarding the project,” he added at a Lok Sabha election campaign meeting.

The project is being opposed by the BJP’s ally PMK and sections of farmers. Recently, the Madras High Court quashed land acquisition for the project, citing absence of environmental clearance.

Mr. Palaniswami, also co-coordinator of the AIADMK, which heads the NDA in Tamil Nadu, had told The Hindu that the government was duty-bound to implement the court order that land not be acquired without environmental clearance.