In order to improve the connectivity between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, an expert panel of the Union Environment Ministry has cleared the terms of reference (ToR) for the Rs 224-cr road upgrade. The project in question starts from Kollegal in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar district to Tamil Nadu border. State-run implementing agency Karnataka State Highways Improvement Project (KSHIP) has proposed improvement of 95 km length of state highway-79 from Hanur to Tamil Nadu border, including connectivity from Palar to Hoganakkal falls. The Committee, after detailed deliberations, recommended the proposal for grant of ToRs for the road project and for preparation of EIA/EMP reports after public consultation and speed up the construction of the project, said official sources.
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