The 162-km-long Chennai Peripheral Road (CPR) that is aimed at connecting Pooncheri near Mamallapuram with Kattupalli in Tiruvallur district has received environmental clearance.
Quoting sources, a report in The Hindu said that the clearance was recently granted by the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), on the condition that the project could be taken up after obtaining due Coastal Regulation Zone clearance.
To be taken up in phases, the Rs 12,500 crore-worth project will be executed with funding from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an agreement for which is to be signed shortly.
According to the report, in the first phase, a 25-km stretch from Kattupalli Port to Thachur will be taken up, with a 3-km link road to the Chennai Outer Ring Road at Neithavoyal. This will cost around Rs 3,500 crore.
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