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Subway inaugurated in Tirupur

TIRUPUR, OCT 11. A Rs 44.5 lakh subway aimed at easing traffic congestion in front of the old bus stand in the hosiery town of Tirupur was inaugurated by the Minister for Public Works Department, O. Paneerselvam on Saturday.

The PWD Minister said that the State Government was not deterred by the severe financial constraints when it came to execution of development works and creation of infrastructure facilities.

He thanked the Tirupur legislator, C. Sivasamy for leaving a substantial sum of money from his MLAs constituency development fund for the construction of the sub-way.

Lashing out at the DMK regime for its failure to renew a number of roads in the State, he said that the AIADMK Government during 1991-96 had renewed 50,000 km of roads in the State. The present despite the financial constraints had relaid 54,000 km of roads within three and a half-years while the remaining stretches would be taken up for relaying within the next one-and-a-half years, he said. He listed out several development works planned by the Government for the Tirupur town with a foresight. He also referred to the number of infrastructure projects involving a huge outlay sanctioned by the present regime.

Water supply

Taking into account the plea of the legislators and Ministers hailing from this district, Mr.Paneerselvam promised that all earnest efforts would be made to get the Avanashi - Athikadavu scheme to fulfil the water requirements of ten assembly constituencies located in and around Tirupur town. The plea of the legislators for construction of bridges across Noyyal at a couple of places to improve the traffic flow would be taken to the notice of the Chief Minister, the minister said.

Taking into account the growth that the town was expected to witness, the Minister said that the approach roads in and around Tirupur would be widened and developed into two and four-lane carriageways to handle the growing traffic needs.

Welfare aids to 190 poor and needy persons worth over Rs 7 lakhs were distributed.The Minister for Backward Classes, S.M. Velusamy, Food and Co-operation, V. Jayaraman, Animal Husbandry, P.V. Damodaran and District Collector, S. Kosalaraman, took part in the function.

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