The Erode Corporation is looking forward to initiating the much-awaited project linking Brough Road with the Railway Station at the earliest. But the laying of the link road is likely to get delayed as a private institution, on the premises of which the proposed road will pass through, has obtained a stay order against the Local Planning Authority.
This is the second time the private institution has obtained the stay order against the Local Planning Authority, after the first stay order was vacated earlier.
Thus, land acquisition for laying this link road that will substantially ease the traffic congestion along EVN and Gandhiji roads is yet to begin. The land proposed to be acquired in the private institution accounts for one-third of the overall distance from Brough Road to the railway station. Since, the existing roads within the town are not broad enough in proportion to the traffic density, the Corporation is keen on connecting the 80-feet road in Periyar Nagar with the Brough Road. A bridge across Perumpallam Odai will complete the link.
The Local Planning Authority will have to get the second stay order obtained by the private institution vacated. In the meantime, the civic body will be required to carry out acquisition on the other end of the 80-feet road, where a link has to be established with the railway station.
However, the Corporation authorities surmise that implementing the project is only a matter of time. “We are hopeful of initiating the work soon,” said K. Arumugam, Executive Engineer.