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Govt. to construct new bridge across the Cauvery: Minister

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For better access between Erode and Pallipalayam in Namakkal

Industries Minister P. Thangamani speaking at the MSME conference heldin Erode on Saturday.
Industries Minister P. Thangamani speaking at the MSME conference heldin Erode on Saturday.

The State Government will take steps to construct a new bridge across Cauvery River connecting Erode town and Pallipalayam in Namakkal district, a new bus stand at Solar, and will upgrade the Erode Government Hospital into a medical college, Public Works Minister K.V. Ramalingam has said.

The Government would also take steps to construct a flyover at the busy Government Hospital junction to ensure smooth vehicular movement in the town, he said while speaking at a conference on Manufacturing Excellence through Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Erode District Small Industries Association (EDISSIA) here on Saturday.

The works for these ambitious infrastructure projects would commence this year, the Minister said while responding to the demands made by the industrial associations.

Industries Minister P. Thangamani said the State Government had allocated Rs. 17 crore for the construction of the new bridge across the Cauvery. Once constructed, the bridge would provide better road access to Erode town.

Listing out the initiatives taken by the Government to fuel the industrial growth in the State, the Minister said more importance would be given to Indian companies that come forward to set up industrial units in the State.

Revenue Minister N.D. Venkatachalam said that a new CT scan equipment would be provided to the Perundurai Medical College Hospital at Rs. 1.30 crore.

Collector V.K. Shanmugam, chairman of CII Tamil Nadu State Council R.Dinesh, CII Erode Zone chairman S. Ganesan and EDISSIA president K.P. Ravichandar also spoke.

Technical sessions on Innovation in MSME Manufacturing, Energy Conservation and Government Policies and Schemes for MSMEs were held as part of the conference.

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