Three major National Highway roads criss-cross the district and improvement projects and proposals of these stretches are in various stages to meet the needs of the growing traffic.
National Highways 47 (NH 47) from Chengapalli to Walayar will become a six-lane road from Chengapalli to Neelambur (42 km) and four-lane from Madukkarai to Walayar (12 km). The Rs. 852-crore project is expected to see completion of the six-lane works in another four to five months. The works are over for 35 km now.
Another stretch that is likely to see infrastructure development is NH 67 extension.
The Kangayampalayam to Mettupalayam (54 km) project for a four-lane bypass road at a cost of nearly Rs. 600 crore will involve acquisition of 327 hectares. The letter of acceptance has been given to the construction contractor. The agreement will be signed when 80 per cent of land acquisition is completed, the official said.
The NHAI has also proposed widening of Mettupalayam- Udhagamandalam- Kakanallah road at a cost of Rs. 300 crore.
Source : The Hindu
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