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Municipality to complete all pending works, relay roads before March 10

Better: Road work at West Mariyanathapuram in Dindigul being inspected on Thursday. — PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN
Better: Road work at West Mariyanathapuram in Dindigul being inspected on Thursday. — PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN

With the completion of underground drainage project in several parts of the town, prime roads in Dindigul town were relaid and opened for traffic, thanks to sanctioning of sufficient funds and joint efforts of Department of National Highways and Dindigul Municipality.

Talking to press persons here on Thursday, Municipal Chairman R. Natarajan said that prime roads including Thiruvalluvar Road and its five link roads, Salai Road, SP Office Road, Main Bazaar Road, Bullbat Road, Palani Road, Thadikombu Road up to R.M. Colony and Market Road up to Sri Kottai Mariamman Temple from Vani Vilas Medu, Mariyanathapuram Main Road and Siluvathur Main Road had been relaid.

A total of 45-km-long roads have been repaired, renovated, and relaid for convenience of public. Paver road works will commence shortly. The municipality will complete all pending works and relay all roads in the town before March 10.

On completion of drainage work on R.M. Colony Road and Race Course Road, concrete road work commenced on Race Course Road and construction of centre median was in full swing on R.M. Road. Laying of road would begin after the completion of centre median work. “We will complete the work within the time schedule,” he added.

Dindigul Municipal Commissioner R. Lakshmi said that the State Government had sanctioned Rs.10 crore under Special Roads Scheme, Rs.7 crore from National Highway fund and Rs.2 crore under Backward Region Grant Funds for relaying of roads that were massively damaged owing to implementation of underground drainage water project within the town limit.

Work in others parts of the town was expedited.

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