Bhumi puja for a bridge linking Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) to the bus stand was performed on Thursday. To be built at a cost of Rs. 70 lakh, the bridge will be 31 metres long and six metres high, with a width of five feet.
The bridge will reduce the risk of accidents on this busy stretch of road, a Corporation official said.The construction work of the bridge on Tiruchi Road near Lanka Corner was inaugurated by Mayor S.M. Velusamy.
Commissioner G. Latha and North Zone Chairman P. Rajkumar took part in the function along with a host of officials from the Corporation.
Several other projects sanctioned under Tamil Nadu Urban Development Project (TNUDP) got off to a start.
They include re-laying of a 1.3 km-long, 80-feet road in the 68th Ward at a cost of Rs. 96.30 lakh, besides 13 roads in the 44th ward at Rs. 2.55 crore.
Another 13 works will be carried out on NSR Road at a cost of Rs. 2.57 crore, according to a press release.