SC asks NHAI to defend Salem-Chennai highway

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) as to how it will defend the Rs 10,000 crore eight-lane Salem-Chennai highway, a part of the ‘Bharatmala Pariyojana’, which is a scheme envisaged to cut the travel time between the two cities by half.

The NHAI argued that this green corridor road project, nearly 277.kms-long is categorized as being of national importance, and the Madras High Court was not correct in approving the quashing of the land acquisition process for the project.

Making an observation on the project, a bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana said: “You have to defend it in the next hearing.”

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