The spill had affected the livelihood of fishermen along the eastern coast from Ennore Port to Mahabalipuram, a distance of about 70 km from here, involving three districts of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur.
A Hindustan Petroleum company official said, “The tanker was carrying 20,000 litres of ATF. However, the quantity of the spill has not been ascertained yet.” Police, however, said that around 4,000-5,000 litres of the fuel spilled onto the road.
"We will formulate a joint venture company and start water transport from Kanyakumari to Chennai and also from Thiruvananthapuram (in Kerala) to Kanyakumari to Chennai. We can even go upto Mumbai and Goa also," said Nitin Gadkari.