Friday, 15 August 2014 - 13:13
'Ram Sethu' would not be broken - a pledge from Modi Government
The Modi government said it remained firm on its decision to protect the ‘Ram Sethu,’ but it would offer a suggestion to the Indian Supreme Court on the proposed Sethusamudram shipping canal project which would be “acceptable to all.
Indian Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari had told the Lok Sabha during Question Hour that the ‘Ram Setu’ would “not be broken” by the government.
The Minister said the government had certain “alternatives,” which it would submit to the Supreme Court.
The government was hopeful of finding a solution to the multi-crore Sethusamudram project, which has been hanging fire after Hindu groups protested against the United Progressive Alliance government’s move to dismantle the structure that is considered a bridge built by Lord Rama.
Large vessels bound for East India from West India are currently compelled to pass the southern seas of Sri Lanka.