Work on Adyar Park

The work was said to have commenced in 1993 but got delayed owing to a case filed by Consumer Action Group (CAG) in Madras High Court.

The High Court enforced a ban on this project on 9 March 1994. The State government filled a petition on 25 June 2007 that this project is aimed at protecting the environment and nod was given by the court to start working on this project.

On 2 January, this year, the High Court gave a verdict that a group should be formed.

A group of of environmental specialists and government officials was formed to look after this project.

The project would be completed by December 2010. The park, spread over 58 acres, was being built by Pitchandikulam Forest Consultants, an organisation in Auroville near Puducherry that’s involved in eco-restoration projects.

The cost for the first phase of the project was Rs 19.7 crore. The second phase would cover the remaining 300 acres of the park.

The total cost of the project was Rs 100 crore. Events in regard with environmental education would be held at the park.


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