State Government sanctions Rs. 15 crore for the project
In 18 months from now, if things go as planned, the city’s residents will have a new bridge across River Noyyal in Puttuvikki. They will also have a new Perur-Selvapuram-Puttuvikki bypass road that will give them easy access to Palakkad Road.
For, the work to construct the bridge and the road began recently at Puttuvikki with Agriculture Minister S. Damodaran, Mayor S.M. Velusamy and S.P. Velumani, MLA, inaugurated the works in the presence of Corporation officials and elected representatives.
A release from the Corporation said that the State Government had sanctioned Rs. 15 crore for the project and had asked the civic body to execute the same. As per the order, the Corporation had planned to construct the bridge measuring seven-and-half metre in height across the River and road measuring 7.7 km. People proceeding to Palakkad Road and from the Road to the city need not pass through the busy Ukkadam stretch once the road was complete. Taking the road would reduce the travel time and also bring down the congestion in Ukkadam and Athupalam.
The release added that the Corporation would spend Rs. 2.25 crore on the bridge and the rest on the road. Deputy Mayor Leelavathi Unni, Deputy Commissioner S. Sivarasu, Zonal Chairpersons Perumal Samy and K.R. Jayaram and others participated in the function.