New bridge inaugurated

Staff Reporter

TUTICORIN: Minister for Housing and Urban Development Anitha R. Radhakrishnan inaugurated a newly constructed bridge connecting Nazareth with Vellarikaiyurani on Thursday.

Official sources told mediapersons that the bridge was constructed at a project outlay of Rs.10 lakhs using the district panchayat funds, after repeated representations from residents of the area for nearly four decades.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Radhakrishnan said approach roads to the bridge would be strengthened at an estimated cost of Rs. 4 lakhs and the works on it would be completed soon.

He said the State Government envisaged plans to widen and subsequently strengthen the Kurumbur- Nalumavadi road.

Collector V. Chandrasekaran and senior panchayat administration officials were present on the occasion.