The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday sanctioned over Rs. 250 crore towards taking up various road-related works in different districts of the state.
This included Rs. 157.37 crore towards repairing damaged roads to the extent of 78.80 km in the Ariyalur and Perambalur districts which are dotted with limestone mines and cement factories.
The Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has given administrative approval for the grant of the said sum which will be used towards repairing the roads largely used by heavy vehicles plying to and fro the mines and factories, an official release here said.
Further, Ms. Jayalalithaa had approved a sum of Rs. 81 crore towards taking up various works on the Chennai-Dindugul national highway connecting Tiruchirappalli and her native constituency Srirangam, including construction of small bridges.
Government will take up various road-related works in the hill resort or Kodaikanal, Kumbakonam and Salem, it said.
Overall a sum of around Rs. 258 crore had been allocated towards road infrastructure.