Union minister of state for road transport, highways and shipping Pon Radhakrishnan met Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday to discuss road projects in the state. Later, he praised her on her handling of the ongoing Cauvery issue in a patient manner.
Speaking to reporters after meeting her at the Secretariat, he said the discussions focused on central road projects in the state. Radhakrishnan said he had sought TN government’s cooperation in expediting central road pro jects in the state, including converting the East Coast Road (ECR) into a National Highway and expanding it to four lanes. Jayalalithaa assured him of the state’s support.
According to a state government release, the minister requested the CM for sup port to commence the survey for preparation of the Detailed Project Report for the development of a major port at Enayam (Colachel). The minister indicated that the construction of the port is at a place nearly 1km away from Enayam and Enayam itself will not be affected by this construction. The port will be built by reclaiming land from the sea and no existing habitation will be affected, the release said.
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