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TN suggests wall along coast to escape tsunami

The TN CM has made a request to PM for construction of a wall along the 1076-km coastline between Chennai and Kanyakumari.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2005 08:48 PM IST

Reeling under the massive devastation caused by the giant tidal waves, Tamil Nadu government has proposed construction of a wall at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore to protect the state's coastal line from the sea fury.

Emerging from an hour-long meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa told reporters on Friday that her government has made a special request was made for the construction of the wall along the 1076-km coastline between Chennai and Kanyakumari at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore.

The Chief Minister said the Prime Minister indicated that the Centre would consider taking a loan from World Bank or Asian Development Bank for this purpose.

The amount for the proposed wall, she said, was in addition to the Rs 4,800-crore financial assistance sought by the state government to cope with the massive damage caused the December 26 tsunami.

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