The State Highways Department has began works to widen Palladam – Dharapuram street for nearly 13 km at a complete sanctioned price of practically ₹93 crore.
An official of the Department informed The Hindu the works had been occurring in two sections – for about 5 km by Tiruppur Division of the Department (₹40 crore) and for nearly eight km by the Dharapuram Division (₹53 crore). At current, the street was a two-lane one and it will be widened right into a four-lane street. All the culverts on this stretch would even be widened. The complete challenge was anticipated to be accomplished subsequent yr.
“There will be another 11 km on the Palladam-Dharapuram stretch that will have to be widened. If that is also completed, road users will have a four-lane road for most of part of Coimbatore – Madurai road,” the official stated.
The challenge didn’t contain land acquisition, however wherever required, timber had been lower to facilitate the street widening works that had been taken up beneath the Chief Minister’s Road Development Programme, the official added.
Vehicle motion on Palladam – Dharapuram street had elevated within the latest years and the street was used a lot for transport of products too. Hence, it was important to widen it, stated one of many merchants who has a store close to Kundadam.
“Several children live in the villages nearby. While the widening works are a welcome move, the project should be completed on time so that the children do not have to take detours, walk on some stretches, or leave home early to go to school,” stated Devi, who lives in a village close to Kundadam.
Special Correspondent , 2022-07-05 18:20:30