dated June 14, 1955: Bridge across Palar

The first prestressed concrete bridge in the State of Madras built across the river Palar, near Chingleput, was declared open on June 13 by Mr. O.V. Alagesan, Deputy Minister for Railways and Transport. The bridge fulfils a long-felt need. The Madras-Tiruchi-Dindigul road crosses the Palar and connects Madras city with the southern districts of the State. There has been great increase in traffic on this road in recent years and for want of a bridge across the Palar considerable inconvenience was caused to the traffic during monsoon months.

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