CG/LA Infrastructure's InfraBlog
Jul 24, 2013, 01.02 PM IST
CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government would spend Rs 2,980 crore in this fiscal year to improve road infrastructure in the state, chief minister J Jayalalithaa announced on Wednesday.
The amount will be used to widen and strengthen the existing roads, construct bridges, provide adequate drainage system and build new bypass roads. Widening of Chennai-Tiruttani-Renigunda road is one of the major projects that would be covered under the state’s comprehensive road infrastructure development programme.
“The state government’s efforts will help improve the condition of roads, ensure smooth flow of traffic and reduce the time taken for travel,” said an official release.
Under the state highways, a sum of Rs 1,021.26 crore will be spent to widen 55km of roads to two lanes and to strengthen 1,170km of roads. Construction of 30 bridges and land acquisition for new projects will also be taken up.
Rs 1,178.88 crore will be spent to improve the condition of major roads in Chennai, Trichy, Pudukkottai, Sivaganga,Tiruvannamalai, Tirunelveli, Kanchipuram, Ariyalur, Perambalur and Virudhunagar districts.
In the last fiscal year, the government spent Rs Rs 2,262 crore under the programme, the release said.