Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: Corporation Commissioner T. T. Palsamy has directed contractors to expedite road-laying works in the city.

Speaking at a review meeting attended by contractors and engineers here on Wednesday, Mr.Palsamy said out of the 198 road works, sanctioned at a total cost of Rs.28.19 crore, 147 have been completed. The remaining works should be completed at the earliest. He directed Corporation engineers to accord priority for desilting of drainage channels, drinking water supply, sanitation and maintenance of street lights.

Widening of the Chettipalam bridge across the Uyyakondan river near Cantonment and the construction of the gasifier-based crematorium at Karumandapam should be speeded up, he said.

City Engineer Raja Mohammed, Executive Engineers R. Chandran and S. Arunachalam and other officials attended the meeting.