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Updated November 4th, 2010, 10:12 PM IST

Funds for bypass road

Posted on October 29th, 2010 at 10:47 AM and last modified on November 4th, 2010 at 10:12 pm.

Oddanchataram, Batlagundu and Kannivadi towns would have a bypass road shortly to ease traffic congestion within town limits, said I. Periasamy, Minister for Revenue.

He was disbursing welfare aid to beneficiaries after inaugurating high-mast light at Oddanchatram bus stand near here on Wednesday.

The State Government had sanctioned Rs.20 crore for laying bypass road for Oddanchatram. The work will commence shortly. Batlagundu bypass would come as part of four-laning of Dindigul-Kumuli highway.

Land acquisition was over for Batlagundu bypass road. Funds would be sanctioned soon for Kannivadi bypass road also. With combined efforts of the State and the Central Governments, infrastructure had been created in large scale in the district, he added.

Infrastructure like road connectivity and bus stand was essential for rapid development of any town. Batlagundu and Oddanchatram were the best example for such development. Kannivadi too would become busy within five years.

All development works have been implemented without affecting the public. “We took all efforts in protecting people’s property in acquiescing in land for development activities,” Mr. Periasamy pointed out.

“We have been negotiating with the Central Government to introduce a direct train to Chennai from Palani. At present, passengers in Palani and Oddanchatram have to come to Dindigul to board trains. Construction of another overbridge across the three railway gates near Balakrishnapuram in Dindigul would also commence shortly, he said.

Government Chief Whip R. Chakkarapani said that more facilities on a par with cities would be created at Oddanchatram bus stand for the convenience of passengers.

Earlier, the Minister distributed welfare aid and colour television sets to beneficiaries at Ayakudi near Palani and Sullerumbu. Collector M. Vallalar took part.

Source: Hindu

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