Ram Sethu: Centre walks on tightrope
The Union Government is considering the Supreme Court's advice to
choose a different route for Sethusamudram project in a bid to save the
Ram Sethu. And the environmentalists say that this may spell disaster.
The Ram the bridge is believed to have been built by Lord Ram's vanar
sena on the Bay of Bengal. If the Centre has its way, the stretch behind
will be cut across to allow ships to sail through.
Devotees call it an outrage on their faith. They want the Government
to choose another route that will leave the bridge of faith intact.
In fact, five of the six original proposals have left this bridge
The devotees visiting Danushkodi are hopeful that Ram Sethu would be
saved. The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to consider a new route,
between the fourth and fifth alignments for the Sethusamudram channel.