Hardship faced by commuters using the pothole-riddled Food Corporation India (FCI) Road will end soon as it will be laid afresh for 3.6 crores.
The 1.3km road, which belongs to FCI, connects Peelamedu and Sathyamangalam Road at Ganapathy through Gandhi Nagar. Due to the sorry state of the road, commuters are taking circuitous alternate routes to keep away from it.
Food secretary Sudhanshu Pandey, who visited the FCI facility on Saturday, said fund for laying a fresh road has been sanctioned. He instructed officials to take up the work at the earliest so that it can be completed in the next three months. Coimbatore collector G S Sameeran was present during the inspection.
Residents welcomed the announcement. They had urged the city corporation and the district administration to take over the road from FCI to repair. After the recent rain, the condition of the road turned from bad to worse, said V Gunalan, a resident of Peelamedu. “It is good news that the FCI administration has decided to lay the road,” he told.
B Charulatha, a regular commuter, said more people will use the road after it is repaired. “Although it offers much-needed connectivity to several areas, not many people are using the road due to the bad condition.
Thousands of people will benefit if the road is laid again,” she said. Commuters using that road regularly welcomed this decision and expect to finish the work earlier.
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