Proposal to link Tiruchi Road with Vellalore Road

The Coimbatore Corporation will soon place before the Council a proposal to finalise the scheme road that links Tiruchi Road with Vellalore Road.

According to Corporation Commissioner T.K. Ponnusamy the road is one of the five the civic body is taking up this year, in keeping with Mayor S.M. Velusamy’s proposal to take up five scheme roads every year.

Near flyover

The proposed scheme road, which will be 40-foot wide, will branch off the Tiruchi Road, behind the Plague Mariamman Temple, proceed along the eastern bund of the Singanallur Tank and the touch the Vellalore Road near the flyover that is under construction.

In the process of laying the road, the Corporation will have to acquire a few private lands.

Mr. Ponnusamy says that the civic body would need to acquire around 1.63 lakh sq.ft. to make the 1.3 km road a reality.

At the current guideline rate the Corporation will be forced to spend Rs. 1.64 crore out of its pocket.

Some portions of the land that need to be acquired either belong to the Revenue Department or are poromboke lands (vari poromboke).

Sources in the Corporation said that the Corporation would use the fund available with the Local Planning Authority or seek the State Government’s help under the Infrastructure Gap Filling Fund.

This scheme road is expected to ease the traffic congestion at the Singanallur junction as vehicles proceeding to Vellalore need not reach the junction, wait at the signal and then take a right turn. This will be of great help to the residents of the area, says S.M. Samy, councillor.

Proposal

The other scheme road proposal linking Thadagam Road with Chetti Street is under the consideration of the district administration.

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