Centre gives nod to erect 'pen' monument for Karunanidhi

The project, however, will kickstart only after clearance from pollution control board and other environmental authorities.
The 'pen' monument
The 'pen' monument

CHENNAI: In a boost to the DMK-led Tamil Nadu government, the Centre has reportedly has given permission to erect the 'pen' monument honouring the Dravidian patriarch M Karunanidhi.

According to reports, the Centre's approval is only tentative and the project would be greenlit post clearance from environmental authorities and pollution control board.

The monument with a project value of Rs 80 crores is 134 feet long above the ground. A bridge will also run through the monument stretching 650 metres with 290 metres on the coast and 360 metres on the sea.

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