Staff Reporter

Proposals drawn up to decongest Coimbatore city

Coimbatore: The Corporation and police authorities have carried out a drive for removing encroachments on East Chinnasamy Road, known as Electric Crematorium Road in Pappanaickenpalayam, thus, making both the sides available for the flow of traffic.

The road width ranges from 80 to 100 ft and till date only one side of the road remained available for traffic on either direction, as the other side remained unused and gradually became a parking lot for vehicles.

In view of the ensuing World Classical Tamil Conference in June 2010, the authorities have drawn up proposals for a number of scheme roads and link to roads to decongest the city, especially the artificial Avanashi Road.

Of the proposed link/scheme roads, one would be from Avanashi Road to Tiruchi Road and another from Avanashi Road to 100-ft Road. This was felt essential by the authorities since traffic on Avanashi Road was increasing day-by-day.

The proposed scheme/link road from Avanashi Road to Tiruchi Road is to be formed via Electric Crematorium Road so that it could reach 100-ft Road.

Once the road is formed, congestion on Avanashi Road beyond Lakshmi Mills Junction, Pappanaickenpalayam Junction, Bharathiar Road and Gandhipuram areas are expected to ease considerably. Hence, as a first measure, the authorities have removed the encroachments on East Chinnasamy Road, thus, making both sides of the road available for traffic in a bid to accommodate four or even six-lane traffic.

In the next phase, the authorities are planning to clear the West Chinnasamy Road of encroachments. Similarly, efforts are on to relocate the high-tension power transmission lines as well so as to make the entire space motorable.