TN proposes Rs 1800 crore road projects

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Chennai, Sept 25: Tamil Nadu government on Friday proposed various road projects to the tune of over Rs 1,800 crore in order to ensure safe transportation and economic growth.

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced in the Assembly that a slew of projects will be taken up at an estimated Rs 1855.36 crore in the current year.

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Accordingly, the government will expand the path used by devotees at the famous Thiruvannamalai Temple, from the existing seven metres to 10 metres, at a cost of Rs 65 crore.

Shelters for pilgrims will also be set up, she said while making a suo motu statement. Further, new road over bridges and road under bridges at railway crossings will be constructed at Salem, Vellore, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Madurai, Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli at a cost of Rs 665.36 crore, she said.

Jayalalithaa also announced allocating additional funds to take up works under existing road-laying and expansion projects in Chennai and its suburbs, and expressed confidence that these efforts will help upgrade the infrastructure.

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