The project is being executed at a cost of about Rs.1 crore, sanctioned by the Tourism Department. The corridor would run for a length of about one km.
A pedestrian corridor between Amma Mandapam bathing ghat on the Cauvery river and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam, sanctioned by the State government for benefit of devotees visiting the temple town, is expected to be in place within the next four months.
The Highways Department, which has been entrusted with the work funded by the Tourism Department, has commenced civil works on the project. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had announced construction of the corridor as a large number of devotees visiting the town take a holy dip at the Cauvery river at Amma Mandapam before venturing to offer prayers at the temple.
The project is being executed at a cost of about Rs.1 crore, sanctioned by the Tourism Department. The corridor would run for a length of about one km, along the Amma Mandapam Road on the left side.
According to sources, the covered pathway would have a slightly raised platform from ground level with a width of about 1.8 metres allowing comfortable movement of devotees. The corridor would be established without causing any hindrance to households and commercial establishments or traffic along the road. Gaps would be provided wherever necessary.
The corridor, however, would not run in single stretch as the road is narrow on certain stretches. The entire corridor would be covered with GL roofing sheets, sources said.