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Tirupur Corporation to lay emphasis on laying good roads

Staff Reporter

Local body to call for tenders soon to execute development works

Photo: M. Balaji

Smooth ride soon: A battered road which awaits repair in Tirupur. —

TIRUPUR: Following the State Government’s order to implement works worth Rs.10.45 crore to improve infrastructure of the city, Tirupur Corporation has chalked out a detailed plan.

The Government has extended an one-time grant of Rs.5 crore to the Corporation while asking it to raise the remaining from its own funds or from other sources.

According to Mayor K. Selvaraj, a major share of Rs.4.5 crore would go to the construction of a new office for the Corporation, while works to provide black top roads at 42 streets would be taken up at an estimated cost of Rs.3.16 crore. A four-storeyed building will come up on the same premises with an expanded Corporation Council hall, separate rooms for Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Mr. Selvaraj said that the Government had laid emphasis on laying good roads in the city including Vasuki Nagar, Asher Mill Labour Colony, Venkatappa Gounder Layout, SV Colony, Konganagiri Main Road, Sri Vidhya Nagar, Puthar Main Road, Muruganandhapuram, Golden Nagar, Kumarappapuram, Puchakkadu, Thattan Thottam, Karattangadu, Ambedkar Nagar, Elango Layout and Eswaramoorthy Nagar.

As many as 310 lamp posts will be erected on important road medians at a cost of Rs.1.99 crore. A total of 83 lamp posts will be installed from Pushpa Theatre Junction to Gandhi Nagar on Avanashi Road, 74 lamp posts on Palladam Road between Old Bus Stand and LRG Government College for Women. A total of 65 lamp posts will come up on Dharapuram Road while Kangeyam Road will have 70 lights. Besides these lights, high mast lights with a height of 20 metres will illuminate 10 important junctions of the city. Old bus stand, new bus stand, weekly shandy, Kangeyam Road-Dharapuram Road junction, Dharapuram Road, Palladam Road junction, Town Hall, Univercel Road-Union Mill Road junction, Avanashi Road Ram Nagar Road junction, TMF Hospital Roundana and Sellandiamman Thurai Noyyal Street junction will have these lights at an estimated cost of Rs.6 lakh each. The Mayor said that the local body would soon call for tenders to execute these works.

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