Foundation laid for Rs 35 crore bridge across Ponnai river

The state highways department was presently in various stages of completing 115 km roads and constructing 12 bridges under the integrated highways infrastructure development programme for 2021-22 at an estimated Rs 160.30 crore
Water Resources Minister Duraimurugan
Water Resources Minister Duraimurugan

VELLORE: The state highways department was presently in various stages of completing 115 km roads and constructing 12 bridges under the integrated highways infrastructure development programme for 2021-22 at an estimated Rs 160.30 crore, Water Resources Minister Duraimurugan said. He was participating in the Bhoomi Pooja for a Rs 35 crore bridge across the Ponnai River connecting Tiruttani and Chittoor at Ponnai on Wednesday.

Ongoing works by the highways department included converting the Tiruvalam - Katpadi – Venketagiri Kotta Road into a 4 lane highway for 8 km at a cost of Rs 47 crore, widening of the Chittoor – Tiruttani Road for a distance of 3 km at a cost of Rs 5.30 crore, widening the Ilayanallur cane road at an estimated Rs 3.70 crore and widening the Tiruvalam – Katpadi Road for 4 km at a cost of Rs 11 crore, he added.

Land acquisition was currently underway for the construction of a bridge connecting Sathuvachary and Kangeyanallur at an estimated Rs 22.53 crore, he added. Handlooms Minister R Gandhi, Arakkonam MP S Jagatrakshakan were present.

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