State electricity minister V Senthil Balaji said the road infrastructure in Coimbatore would be given a complete makeover in the coming days. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the ‘Makkal Sabhai’ programme in the city on Monday, Balaji said it takes 30 minutes to cover a road stretch that can be crossed in 10 minutes. “The reason is the roads are badly damaged. They are neither re-laid nor repaired,” he said.
Noting that city residents have demanded that the roads have to be re-laid, Balaji said work on identifying the roads that need attention was going on.
Once the roads are identified, a project estimate would be prepared, he said. “Once we figure out the extent of funds required for setting right the road infrastructure, it will be taken to the chief minister,” he said. Similarly, bad roads in rural areas are also being assessed, he said.
There are so many roads in Coimbatore that need to get repaired. People should take the responsibility to make know the officials about the issues in their area which include roads, garbage, drainage etc.,
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