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Union Natural environment Ministry grants ultimate approval for Kalaignar pen monument in Bay of Bengal lays down 15 conditions

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Screengrab of a movie demonstrating the proposed design of Kalaignar pen monument proposed to be created in the Bay of Bengal, off Marina beach front at Chennai. Picture: Special Arrangement

The Union Ministry of Natural environment has granted the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance, with 15 conditons, for the Tamil Nadu government’s proposal to construct the Muthamizh Arignar Dr. Kalaignar pen monument in the Bay of Bengal, off the Marina beach front in Chennai.

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With this closing acceptance, the Point out government can start off applying its proposal.

In its letter to the Public Is effective Office (PWD) on June 19, the Union Ministry said the CRZ clearance was delivered based mostly on the recommendations of the Specialist Appraisal Committee (CRZ) and the Tamil Nadu Coastal Zone Administration Authority.

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It has also observed that the Ministry may revoke or suspend the clearance if the implementation of the conditions had been not satisfactory.

The environmental assertion would have to be submitted to the Tamil Nadu Air pollution Handle Board each year and the status of compliance of problems want to be uploaded on the website of PWD, the letter mentioned.


Some of the conditions laid down by the Union Ministry involve acquiring a no-objection certificate from INS Adyar that is located 800 metres absent from the undertaking internet site, prior to the design monitoring erosion and carrying out accretion research filing studies on group administration and environment out unexpected emergency evacuation strategies that are to be furnished to the regional environment business.

Noting that any order or path of courtroom and tribunal ought to be complied, the Ministry extra that the CRZ clearance letter was matter to the final purchase of the National Environmentally friendly Tribunal, southern zone.

Chennai-based Hubert Enviro Care Devices was the infrastructure and environmental advisor for the undertaking. The PWD would get ready a specific venture report for executing the undertaking based mostly on the Ministry’s approval.

The structure

The PWD experienced proposed that the the pen monument would be 30-metre substantial and spread more than 8,551 sq.m. This task features a pen pedestal, a lattice bridge over beach and land and a pedestrian pathway higher than sea. The 7-metre large bridge would be 290-metre very long about the land and 360-metre lengthy about the sea.

Officials of the PWD mentioned that IIT-Madras and other industry experts would be consulted for style and design of the monument. The thorough job report would be finished in three months, just after which the course of action for construction would start.