Defence Ministry willing to part with land for ROB in Tiruchirapalli: Nirmala Sitharaman

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Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India Published: Jan 20, 2019, 05:27 PM(IST)

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Sitharaman was responding to a representation made by AIADMK MP P Kumar.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Sunday said the ministry was willing to part with a portion of its land for the construction a Road Over Bridge at Mannarpuram here, provided the Tamil Nadu government "allotted a prime land of same value" at another other place in the state.

Addressing the "Tamil Nadu Defence Corridor-Launch of Projects" meeting here, she said, "If the Tamil Nadu government land of "equal value" within two days the army land will be handed to you."

"I will take efforts for the same... I assure you this," she said.

Sitharaman was responding to a representation made by AIADMK MP P Kumar.

To this, the MP intervened and said the state government had already allottedland in Kancheepuram district. However, the defence minister said it has not come to her knowledge.

Noting that defence lands were lying vacant because they were required for emergency purpose, she said, "It is not as if defence lands are lying waste without being used for any purpose. They are used in case of emergency and they will remain like that."

A portion of the ROB remained incomplete as the defence ministry's land was required for the completion here. 

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