Revenue Minister R.B. Udhayakumar has said the Tamil Nadu government would act on every issue based on the people’s sentiments.
Speaking a function organised to felicitate him for the announcement of establishment of AIIMS in Madurai on Saturday, Mr. Udhayakumar said the State government had allowed Sterlite Copper in Thoothukudi in the past. It had been functioning for two decades.
“Now the people complained about the pollution caused by it. Giving respect to people’s sentiments, the government locked it,” he said.
However, without knowing the potential and utility of the proposed eight-lane greenfield highway between Salem and Chennai, political party leaders and people should not oppose it.
“We say the greenfield corridor will ensure speedy and safe journey. Let it first come. We will see whether it serves the purpose of providing speedy and safe journey. If it fails, we will adopt the same strategy (that of locking Sterlite Copper). But, people should not oppose it before it comes,” he said.
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