Chennai Peripheral Road Project Needs Permission from Ministry of Environment and Forest

The 133-km Chennai Peripheral Road (CPR) to be laid at an estimated cost of  13,000 crores connecting Mahabalipuram with Ennore Port via the Northern Port Access Road will now require clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forest as part of the project falls in the Coastal Regulation Zone.

The issue involves the 2.8-km bridge with two side ramps with a width of 30.30 metres, built on the proposed 20.90-km Northern Port Access Road (NPAR) which passes through Buckingham Canal and Kosasthalaiyar river in Katpulli village in Ponneri taluk of Thiruvallur district. Interestingly, this is the first of the five sections of the project.

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