Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Tuesday declared open two bridges and two roads and also unveiled the plaque for a Thiruvalluvar Statue at Gopalapuram near Tamil Nadu-Kerala border on the Pollachi-Palakkad Road.

The rail overbridge at Hope College Junction on the Coimbatore-Irugur section was constructed at a cost of Rs. 4.80 lakh, creating a six-lane road for traffic.

Unveils plaque

Mr. Stalin also unveiled a plaque for the approach road to Peelamedu Airport from Avanashi Road, constructed at a cost of Rs. 3.91 crore.

Union Minister for Information Technology and Communications A. Raja, State Highways Minister, M.P. Saminathan took part.

Airport Director, M.R. Vasudeva, Highways Secretary G. Santhanam, District Collector P. Umanath, Chief Administrative Officer of Southern Railway, R. Ramanathann, Superintending Engineer, Rajamani and Divisional Engineers, K. Vellingiri and Ramesh took part in the function. Mr. Stalin also dedicated the scheme road from Avanashi Road via Nava India to 100 Feet Road.

The road, measuring 60 ft for 1 km with a bridge across the Sanganur canal has come up at a cost of Rs. 3.50 crore from the Local Planning Authority funds.

The road is provided with storm water drain, paved shoulders and electric street lights of 250 watts.

Before the road came up, people who wanted to travel from Sathyamangalam Road to Avanashi Road had to travel 7 km.

This road would help people reduce travelling time by reaching Avanashi Road after travelling just 2 km.

This is expected to considerably ease congestion on the road at Lakshmi Mills Junction, Pappanaickenpalayam, Bharathiar Road, and Gandhipuram.