This petition, initiated by one of Auroville’s friends, concerns the threat of a pending 4-lane national highway that is planned to possibly traverse our city in the not too far future. The Central Government's Minister of Transport gazetted an ‘in principle approval’ in March 2018 for a project of construction of 8 highways in Tamil Nadu (under the ‘Bharatmalal Priyojana Scheme’ of the National Highway Authority of India, NHAI, and often referred as ‘green corridors’). One of these is the NH332A (ECR from Mamallapuram to Pondicherry), which would be deviated through Auroville. Naturally, this would be highly detrimental for Auroville in its widest definition, and its entire bioregion.
The petition can be signed by all those who care - Aurovilians, friends connected with Auroville International Centres worldwide, friends and associates of Auroville, well-wishers… The ‘non-resident’ Auroville family is huge and easily goes into tens of thousands if not more! We hope you come forward and help us in this by clicking here.