Thursday, October 7, 2010

Link road to IT park to be relaid

With the decks being cleared for companies to occupy the 50,000 square feet building constructed at the Navalpattu IT park by the Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT), the Ministry of Information Technology is now keen on getting the link road from Gundur on the Tiruchi-Thanjavur Highway to the IT Park relaid at the earliest.

IT Minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna, it is learnt, is fervently pursuing the matter with the Highways Department since the operations at the park could commence by the start of next year.

Over two decades ago, Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) developed 100 Feet Road to provide a link from the Anna Nagar Housing Colony to the Tiruchi-Pudukkottai Highway. However, the road was twice washed away at a couple of places in heavy monsoon rains. These two spots warrant construction of bridges.

The movement of vehicles along the stretch is expected to be heavy once the park gets operational. Till the road is relaid, the only other option for ELCOT is to rely on a parallel road maintained by the Defence Ministry. However, the ministry may not be inclined to permit ELCOT to use its road indefinitely.

The nearly seven-kilometre-long 100 feet link road belonging to the Gundur and Navalpattu panchayats was transferred from the Rural Development Department to the Highways Department several months ago.

Source: The Hindu

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