Damaged roads are not new to Coimbatore and the residents blame the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation (CCMC) for poor maintenance. With rains around the corner, residents urged the CCMC to prevent further damage to roads and ensure the safety of motorists as well as pedestrians.
To repair roads damaged while carrying out underground drainage works and laying drinking water lines, the city corporation has sent a proposal to the state government to get a fund of Rs 10 crore from Tamil Nadu Urban Road Infrastructure Fund (TURIF).
Repairing such roads has been a long-pending demand of the city residents. Around 90 damaged roads were shortlisted from various wards such as 14, 30, 31, 61, 64, 75, 53, 51, 86, 92, 85, 95 and 99. Works will be taken up as 28 separate packages after getting approval from the directorate of municipal administration, a civic body official said.
All damaged roads were surveyed to take note of the extent of damage while preparing the estimation. The roads to be repaired include minor roads in the residential areas as well key arterial roads and works will commence after the monsoon, the official said.
As soon as the monsoon got over, the government should provide some funds to the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation to repair the damaged roads.
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