The collapsed bridge on the Pasimuthan canal in Thillainayagapuram village near Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu has not yet been reconstructed, even after 13 years of the bridge collapse. When the rainy season arrives villagers of North Thillainayagapuram are virtually cut off from rest of the world as they don't have any alternative bridge to cross the canal.
India will construct more roads and new ports to remove infrastructure bottlenecks that hamper its growth. The new ports will be set up in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal that will add capacity of 100 million tonne, Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said in his annual budget speech recently. The government will also award 3,000 kilometre (1,864- miles) of road projects in the first half of the year starting April 1, he said.