DMK MLA from Singanallur constituency N Karthik said that the rail over bridge works at SIHS colony began during the DMK rule in 2010 and Rs 23 crore was sanctioned for it. “However, the AIADMK government, which came to power in 2011, did not take up the works as they were projects brought out by DMK,” he said.
Due to a prolonged delay in completion of the bridge works in SIHS Colony, residents from SIHS Colony, Singanallur, Neelikonampalayam and Netaji Nagar area are put to lot of hardship due to traffic snarls.
Similarly, pending bridge works in Avarampalayam, Hope College, Thanneer Pandal and Neelikonampalayam, all projects launched during the DMK rule, has also affected the daily routine of the people of the area. The DMK cadres threatened to intensify their protest, if the government still fails to speed up the works of the pending bridges and flyovers.
Around 300 persons, including 43 women, who took a march from Red Cross to lay siege to the Collectorate were intercepted and arrested as they protested despite police denying them permission. A large number of DMK cadres held a demonstration demanding to speed up rail over bridge works in Coimbatore.