Madurai Corporation will soon begin repairing roads in all the 100 wards of the city under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme, Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa, said.
After unfurling the national flag at the Republic Day function held on the Anna Maligai premises here, Mr. Chellappa said that Rs. 24.05 crore has been allocated to repair the roads in the old city and the newly added areas.
The Mayor recalled that 14 important roads in the city that were damaged in North East Monsoon had been repaired at a cost of Rs. 98.85 crore. The Corporation is constructing an omni-bus stand near the Mattuthavani Integrated Bus stand at a cost of Rs. 1.80 crore to decongest traffic near the Periyar bus stand.
Works to make the Ring Road on par with National Highway has been taken up at a cost of Rs. 11.08 crore. Under this project, the stretch of roads near the five toll booths would be widened and the toll booths modernised, he added.
Works to provide streetlights at a cost of Rs. 19.15 crore under the Integrated Urban Development scheme would be taken up soon.
Corporation Commissioner, R. Nanthagopal, Deputy Mayor, R. Gopalakrishnan, the Deputy Commissioner, K. Sambhavi, Zonal Chairperson, M. Rajapandian, councillors were among those who took part.
Students of various corporation schools presented cultural programmes.