People of Dindigul who were tired of using highly damaged road would soon have a sigh of relief as the Dindigul Municipality has started renovating prime roads in the town.
Construction work commenced on Race Course Road, popularly known as Round Road here on Sunday.
Talking to press persons after kick starting the road laying work on Race Course Road, Municipal Chairman R. Natarajan said that this slushy road would be converted into a cement road with all facilities at an estimated cost of Rs.1.8 crore.
There would be no soil on the side of the road as it would have a platform and spacious pathway for walkers. Besides, cement benches would also be constructed at regular intervals on this road. Sufficient lighting facility would be provided, he added.
The State Government had sanctioned Rs.10 crore for repairing and reforming existing main roads within town limits and Highways Department granted Rs.8 crore for renovating roads under its control within its town limit.
Scheme Road, Thiruvalluvar Street, AMC Road, Railway Station Road and Bell Berg Road would be taken up for renovation in phases.
Administrative sanction was given for relaying of prime roads and tenders too floated. After rainy season, relaying of these roads would commence.
Already, preliminary work was commenced on Palani Road near Vanivilasmedu area. Roads in areas, where underground work was over, would also be taken up for renovation simultaneously, he added.
Market Road, Thiruvalluvar Salai, Salai Road, Railway Station Road and Aranmanaikulam Road near Anguvilas Irakkam were highly damaged paralysing vehicle movement completely.
Even interior roads were not fit for use as contractors had haphazardly closed the pits meant for underground drainage project. R.M. Colony Road was full of bumps and pot holes. Torrential showers that rocked the district last week turned the condition of roads from bad to worse. Slush and mud made the road slippery. Local people had staged a demonstration in order to draw the attention of the municipality.