Tamil Nadu Govt to invest ₹2,200 crore to upgrade about 4,600 km Urban Roads

Naomi Pandya Posted on: 2022-10-20 14:07:00 Viewer: 2,195 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Chennai

Tamil Nadu Govt to invest ₹2,200 crore to upgrade about 4,600 km Urban Roads

Chennai, India (Urban Transport News): The Tamil Nadu government is planning to upgrade about 4,600 kilometres stretch of damaged roads in the urban civic bodies at a cost of Rs 2,200 crore, said Chief Minister M K Stalin on 19th October 2022.

Making a statement in the Assembly on the announcements made by his government and initiatives to be taken up in the fields of school education, municipal administration and transport, he said 6,000 classrooms will be constructed for panchayat union primary and middle schools on an outlay of Rs 800 crore. High and higher secondary schools would get 1,200 new classrooms at a cost of Rs 250 crore, he said.

Nearly, 78 per cent of the announcements made by his government have translated into projects. "Out of 3,327 announcements made totally, 78 per cent i.e. 2,607 announcements have been implemented and government orders issued accordingly. Of them, 791 announcements have been implemented," the Chief Minister said.

The government has decided to purchase 1,000 new buses to replace the worn out ones. Further, steps are on to procure about 2,213 diesel buses and 500 e-buses with funding from German Development Bank, he said.

At present, Tamil Nadu State Highways Network has a total of eight circles namely Chennai, Villupuram, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore, Tiruppur and Tirunelveli. The state has a total of 286 state highways, 161 state highways urban stretches and 905 major district roads, apart from other district roads.

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