The Coimbatore Corporation is set to take up a number of works such as the construction of median and improving visibility and safety at traffic junctions across the city, as part of the infrastructure development works being done in view of the World Classical Tamil Conference in June this year.
Some of the main thoroughfares are to be provided with medians that will have ornamental plants. Mettupalayam Road and Tiruchi Road are some of the major roads to have medians.
Mettupalayam Road will have a median from Flower Bazaar to Kavundampalayam (a municipality on the northern border of the Corporation). The median on Tiruchi Road will be constructed in two phases. One will be built from Sanganur Canal to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital. The other will be constructed from the Coimbatore Stock Exchange to the flyover at Ondipudur.
The Corporation has also drawn up a Rs. 75 lakh project for a median on Rangavilas Mill Road – from Avanashi Road to Anna Nagar.
Mettupalayam Road, which had been a source of frustration for the public for sometime because of its condition, will get a fresh look. The Corporation's new bus stand for Udhagamandalam-bound buses is nearing completion on this road.
While the road belongs to the National Highways Authority of India, the Corporation plans to improve the points where its roads meet the thoroughfare. This will be done from the Flower Bazaar to Kavundampalayam.
Footpath will be laid on either side of the road and storm water drains will be provided wherever necessary. Roadside parks will be built under the public-private partnership arrangement. The Corporation is into the process of inviting expression of interest from private parties to create the parks, install lights and maintain these areas for three years. The Corporation told its Council recently that the maintenance period could be extended by three years, if necessary.
The Corporation has also identified private parties for creating parks along the footpath on Avanashi Road, under the public-private partnership initiative.
Keywords: Urban Development