TN to spend Rs 82.33 cr for NH upgradation

A series of road projects have been announced by the Tamil Nadu Government on April 15, including upgradation activities. The State Highways and Minor Ports Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami told the State Assembly that Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had directed upgradation of 81.27 km of National Highways at an estimated sum of Rs 82.33 crore.

Further, 910 km of Major District Roads (MDR) will be converted into State highways and 870 km of Other District Roads (ODR) will be upgraded as MDRs this year, he said. In 2013?14, it is proposed to collect field particulars and prepare designs for 38 road over-bridges, six road under?bridges, 14 river bridges, five grade separators, three design modifications and four flyovers totalling 70 works, he said about his department?s proposed activities.