Let's Unpack Chennai's Airport Drama!
Today's focus at Swarajya: the controversy around Chennai's proposed new airport. DMK government is grappling with eco-activism, something they once championed. With recent floods affecting Chennai, the focus is on the environmental concerns of the planned airport, which will cover 2,600 acres of important wetlands.
Why the controversy? The new airport project not only jeopardises the natural flood control system but also disrupts the delicate balance between urban development and ecological conservation. This complex situation reveals a political dilemma: the DMK's shift from opposing to managing such projects.
But there's more to it. Rajesh is untangling this for us: https://swarajyamag.com/commentary/eco-checkmate-stalins-delicate-dance-in-the-parandur-airport-debate
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