The process to issue tenders for repair and relay 280 roads in the district is in the final stage, the electricity minister Senthil Balaji said.
Addressing party workers at the DMK executive committee meeting, Balaji said that in addition to road development, several infrastructure projects are also in the pipeline for Coimbatore.
He urged the workers to take this information to people and work towards winning all the 100 wards of Coimbatore corporation. However, Balaji did not go into details of the roads to be relaid and the cost to be incurred.
Balaji, who has been camping in Coimbatore every weekend to prepare the ground for the urban local body polls, said that booth committees for the election have been formed in Coimbatore much before other districts.
Pointing out that there are 30 lakh voters in the district, he urged the party workers to enrol at least 10 lakh people. DMK youth wing leader Udhayanidhi Stalin will visit Coimbatore on December 26, the Minister said.
“He would address a meeting on Codissia grounds that evening, where more than 25,000 people are expected to participate,’’ he said. “Udhayanidhi would kickstart a campaign to enrol new members in DMK. He would again visit Coimbatore on January 8 when functionaries from various parties would join DMK. The next day, he would inaugurate a jallikattu event.”
“Functioning of booth committee workers would be closely monitored as they play a crucial role in electoral success. Those who found lagging would be shunted out,” Balaji said. Several roads in the city in bad condition need to be repaired. People expect to finish it off earlier.
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