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Adyar Faces New and Serious Problem

Sep 27, 2009 09:41 AM
by MKR

Dear Friends,

I just learnt about a new and serious problem Adyar is confronting. Here are
the fulll details.


The Tamil Nadu State Government is planning to build a 47 km elevated
express way which will include parts of the Chennai coastline. The first
studies show that around 14 fishing communities (*kuppams*) and over 560
families will be affected by the project. The proposed route includes the
Adyar beach near the Theosophical Society's compound. The entire unique
ecosystem in that area will be severely disturbed.

The Adyar beach is one of the last undisturbed beaches in Chennai. Many
residents from Chennai go there every day, through the TS compound, to enjoy
the beach and the vastness of sea and sky. The beach is also a landmark in
contemporary India as it was the place where renowned philosopher J.
Krishnamurti was discovered a hundred years ago.

The Save Chennai Beaches movement has organized a petition addressed to
the Environment Minister of the Central Governement in New Delhi, asking for
the project to be abandoned. The link to the petition webpage is given


As we are all interested in Adyar, I would like to ask you all to consider
signing the petition and support this important initiative to save the Adyar
beach from unwanted development.


PS: Please feel free to copy this and distribute to your friends.

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