Government will not “break” ‘Ram Sethu’ for the proposed Sethusamudram shipping canal project and will make efforts to see that the navigation system is put in place without damaging it, Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari informed Lok Sabha today.
Gadkari said during Question Hour that the matter is sub- judice and government has certain “alternatives” in mind and will tell the Supreme Court an option. He said it is the stand of the NDA government that the ‘Ram Sethu’, as the structure is known, will not be broken. There are different geological and religious theories behind the origin of the bridge.
He said while the cost per kilometre on travelling in a water way is 50 paisa, it is Re 1 by train and Rs 1.50 by road. (Economic Times)