To repair the roads damaged during the execution of the underground drainage work, the Coimbatore Corporation has sought funds from the State Government.
According to Commissioner in-charge S. Sivarasu, the Corporation has sought Rs. 86.52 crore from the Government for taking road works for 227 km. The works include 121.8 km roads that were damaged during the UGD work. The civic body has sought Rs. 50.80 crore. This was in November 2012.
To take up repair of roads in added areas, the civic body has sought Rs. 20 crore, which it will utilise for re-laying 70.07 km roads. This was in December 2012. And this month, the Corporation has asked for an additional Rs. 15.44 crore to repair 35 km roads.
The Corporation is hopeful of getting the money from the Government as a grant under the Integrated Urban Development Mission or as soft loan.
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had allocated Rs. 750 crore for infrastructure development under the IUDM scheme and this has come as a blessing for the civic body, he says.
The Corporation with funds - Rs. 52 crore - from the State Government and its own resources has so far repaired 175 km roads and most of those are the ones damaged during UGD execution.