National Environment Engineering Research
Institute (NEERI) is expected to submit the
techno-economic and environmental impact assessment studies for
the Sethu Samudram Canal Project by May 2003. At a review meeting the Union
Minister of State for Shipping Shri Su Thirunavukkrasar informed that the work
is expected to start after
receiving the cabinet approval.
Sethu Samudram Canal Project once completed will reduce 36 hours of shiptime and
the shiproute will be reduced by 400 kms.The project for achieving 7 meter depth
will cost Rs. 200 to 230 crore .
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