Chennai: Giving a push to road infrastructure, Tamil Nadu Government today announced projects worth Rs 2,325.48 crore with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa saying these would help in improving the state's economy.
Making a suo motu statement in the Assembly, she listed out 16 projects related to laying of roads and construction of bridges and subways across the state.
The projects included upgradation of the state highway between Oragadam, an industrial belt, and Singaperumalkoil, on the city outskirts, to six-lane at a cost of Rs 120 crore and conversion of ring road between Meenakshi Mission and Kappalur around Madurai City to four lane at a cost of Rs 200 crore.
She also said Rs 250 crore would be spent for laying roadswith pedestrian walkway and drainage in newly-added areas of the Chennai Corporation and two bridges would come up in suburban Medavakkam and Kilkattalai, near the IT Corridor, at a cost of Rs 185.50 crore.
An escalator-cum-pedestrian overbridge would be set up near suburban Tambaram Railway Station at a cost of Rs 12 crore.
While projects worth Rs 1,130 crore had been identified, works on projects worth Rs 400 crore would commence this year, she said, adding 100 river bridges in panchayat union roads would be constructed with NABARD's aid of Rs 300 crore.
She also said agreements for Rs 1,020 crore would be signed for maintenance and development of all state roads and important district roads in Ramanathapuram and Krishnagiri districts for a period of five years.