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New Delhi, Jul 30 (UNI) The Centre today informed the Supreme Court that it has constituted a 6-member committee to consider the issue of taking an alternative route to spare Ram Setu, also called Adam's Bridge, from being destroyed while completing the Sethusamudram Canal project.

Senior counsel Fali S Nariman, appearing for the Centre, produced the letter written by Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar which said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appointed the panel headed by Dr R K Pachauri, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute.

The committee will submit its report to the government as early as possible.


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