Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday sanctioned Rs.152.78 crore to acquire land in 11 towns for laying bypass roads.

An official release stated that the land acquisition project would be undertaken for laying bypass roads that would pass through Tenkasi, Sankarankovil, Ambasamuthram, Muthukulathur, Bhavani, Namakkal, Tiruchengode, Cuddalore, Arcot, Tirpuathur and Tiruvannamalai towns. The 112.65-km road project is meant to decongest traffic and reduce travel time and accidents. — Special Correspondent