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Re: Theos-World Adyar Faces New and Serious Problem - A New Problem

Sep 28, 2009 05:43 AM
by MKR

There seems to be some confusion about the current plans. This is a new plan
which will affect the beach area of Adyar. The previous plan of highway was
on the front of Adyar Estate.


On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 11:41 AM, MKR <> wrote:

> 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
> below:
> ++++
> 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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