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Efforts on to repair roads

D. Radhakrishnan
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A view of the damaged Race View Road in Udhagamandalam.– Photo: M. Sathyamoorthy
A view of the damaged Race View Road in Udhagamandalam.– Photo: M. Sathyamoorthy

With the south west monsoon having crossed its half way mark and the hill station getting ready for the Autumn season, the civic administration has begun preparations for implementing a scheme to improve some of the roads in and around the town. Municipal Engineer, B. Ramoorthy, said here on Thursday that as soon as the monsoon ends the works would begin. Among the roads chosen for immediate attention at a cost of Rs. 2.50 crore under the Tamil Nadu Urban Roads Infrastructure Project are the Alms House Road, Race View Road, Selborne Road, Richings Colony Road, Gori Shola Road, R.K. Puram Road, Saint Mary’s Hill Road, and Kullishola Road. The Governnment Headquarters Hospital Road would be improved at a cost of Rs. 13.80 lakh under the Hill Area Development Programme. Efforts are on to repair the High Level Road and the Grant Duff Road too. To a query Mr. Ramoorthy said that the total length of roads maintained by the municipality was 141km.

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