Wait Ends, Pasiyavaram Bridge across Pulicat Gets Nod

Coming as good news for thousands of fishermen, who literally get stranded during every monsoon, in Pasiyavaram island, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, has approved Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance for the construction of a high-level bridge across Pulicat lake to connect Pasiyavaram island with the mainland.

About 50,000 fishermen reside in the island, which has five villages — Sathankuppam, Edamani, Edamani Colony, Rahmat Nagar and Pasiyavaram — falling in two panchayat limits. The island is surrounded by Pulicat lake towards the north, Kosasthalaiyar river merged with Buckingham canal towards the east and south, and rain water drainage canal towards the west.

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