SV Krishna Chaitanya ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed NHAI authorities to change the alignment for the ambitious highway expansion project between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as the original plan was likely to harm elephant corridor and seven lakes in and around Hosur.
Accordingly, the panel submitted its report based on site visit and has categorically recommended against highway widening in original form.
“It would be appropriate to change alignment to avoid waterbodies as the proposed road passes in the middle of the waterbodies and there will be disturbances/impacts.
The alignment passes through Sanamavu reserve forest, which is an elephant corridor and Gummanuru reserve forest2.
Four hectares of reserve forest would be diverted for the project3.
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