No environment clearance is required for Salem-Chennai road project: NHAI tells SC

  • | Tuesday | 28th July, 2020

In April 2019, the High Court issued an order requiring prior environmental clearance for the project. Following this, NHAI appealed to the Supreme Court.

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has said to the Supreme Court that for the Salem-Chennai eight-lane green corridor road project, environmental clearance is not required prior to land acquisition.

In April 2019, the High Court issued an order requiring prior environmental clearance for the project. Following this, NHAI appealed to the Supreme Court.

The case was heard by Justice Arun Misra and on behalf of NHAI, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared and argued. He argued that this project is of "national importance" and does not require prior environmental clearance.

The case has been adjourned till August 6.



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