The proposal for a bypass road connecting Villupuram with Karaikal has received in-principal approval from the Ministry of Road and Surface Transport.

The project, conceived at an estimated outlay of Rs.738 crore, would be completed in two years, said V.Narayanasamy, Union Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office here on Saturday.

The Minister, who was here for an Iftar gathering, said that the proposed bypass would help decongest the Puducherry-Karaikal route. On the prevailing monsoon failure-induced drought in agricultural heartlands, Mr.Narayanasamy said that a committee would soon be formed to provide relief for farmers.

Speaking on the Puducherry administration, according to Mr.Narayanasamy, the law and order in situation in Puducherry was abysmal, and this was due to the laxity on the part of the administration. The issue would be taken up with the Home Ministry.

Also, efforts would be taken to extend the Bangalore-Salem-Nagore Express and Tirupathi Express up to Karaikal, he said.

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