Will follow High Court verdict on Chennai-Salem highway row: CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said his government will follow the Madras High Court's order quashing the land acquisition proceedings for the Chennai-Salem express way. The Madras high court on Monday quashed Chennai - Salem Greenfield corridor highway's land acquisition process.

The state government had in last year passed a government order to acquire the land for the eight way Chennai- Salem highway which triggered massive protests across many districts in northern Tamil Nadu since it affected agricultural lands and forest areas. The project became a major campaign point for the opposition parties against the ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre.