TN to denotify State and National highways

TN to denotify State and National highways
Close on the heels of Tamil Nadu seeing the closure of 3,400 liquor shops along highways owing to the Supreme Court order, the state has proposed to denotify these stretches so that they come under the purview of the municipal corporations.

The municipal administration has, however, claimed that the move would help the state government carry out several civic works along those routes quickly as it will not have to wait for the Centre’s consent.

Tamil Nadu’s road network stretches to about 1.9 lakh km, out of which about 14,000 km is classified as national and state highways on the basis of traffic activities and connectivity.  “It has been proposed to shift the state and national highways to the control of the municipalities so that various civic works, including water and sewage pipe laying operations along the highways, especially during a calamity, could be carried out immediately without awaiting permission from various state and central government departments,” municipal administration Commissioner K Prakash said in the order. 

The Tamil Nadu government, which controls the liquor business in the state, is on the verge of losing more than Rs 10,000 crore following the Supreme Court order to close liquor shops along the state and national highways.

The state was so far managing to spend on freebies with the revenue generated from liquor sales.
 

Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi? Who will win the battle royale of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Get real-time news updates, views and analysis on Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on Deccanherald.com/news/lok-sabha-elections-2019 


Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram with #DHPoliticalTheatre for live updates on the Indian general elections 2019.

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry