Staff Reporter

Project cost: Rs. 15.91 lakh

ERODE: Two rail overbridges that for long were pending will be inaugurated on Saturday.

The first bridge at Uttukuli has been built at a cost of Rs. 8.55 lakh.

The second at Thimmanaickenpalayam has been constructed at Rs. 7.36 lakh.

Union Minister of State for Railways R. Velu and Union Minister of State for Textiles E.V.K.S. Elangovan will inaugurate the bridges on Saturday along with a few other Union and State ministers.

The Uttukuli bridge had remained under construction for about a couple of years, forcing road users to take a circuitous route.

It also resulted in delay in travel time between Erode and Tirupur.

With the bridge ready, the travel time is expected to come down.