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TN sanctions Rs 258 cr for road works

TN sanctions Rs 258 cr for road works

The Tamil Nadu government is to upgrade the road infrastructure in the state at a cost of Rs 258.42 crore. The State Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said in a statement that the road projects include road repairs in Ariyalur and Perambalur districts at Rs 152.37 crore.

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TN strives to provide better link roads to forest dwellers

TN strives to provide better link roads to forest dwellers

The Tamil Nadu government is to take steps to better the road connectivity to forest dwellers within various reserve forest areas and on their fringes across the State to reach main towns or roads. The State Forest Department through its Forest Engineering Division, headquartered in Tiruchi, has improved several black topped roads in the state.

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Tourist facilities to dot TN’s highways

Tourist facilities to dot TN’s highways

The Tamil Nadu government is taking initiative to develop facilities at its tourist spots and generate further revenue. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Department plans to provide tourist-friendly facilities along highways by establishing high-standard amenities at an interval of 50 km. Both private and corporate promoters would be encouraged to take part in the project. Travellers would be able to access numerous facilities like restaurants, bookshop, medical shops, ATMs, and Internet cafés.

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Northern Port Access Road project revived in Chennai

Northern Port Access Road project revived in Chennai

To improve connectivity to the Ennore port and to boost industrial growth in the North Chennai, the Tamil Nadu government has revived the Northern Port Access (NPA) Road project to connect the Ennore port with Thatchur near Panchetti on Chennai Kolkata Highway. The State Highways Department has entrusted the work of updating the detailed project report for the NPA road project to a consultant.

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TN to spend Rs 82.33 cr for NH upgradation

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.

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TN to form Authority like NHAI to up its roads’ standard

TN to form Authority like NHAI to up its roads’ standard

For maintaining and managing its roads at par with global standards, Tamil Nadu government is to form Tamil Nadu State Highways Authority (TNSHA) on the lines of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
The formation of the Authority will be followed by entrusting major State Highways to the TNSHA, said the State Finance Minister O Panneerselvam while presenting the State Budget.

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TN takes over highway maintenance work from NHAI

TN takes over highway maintenance work from NHAI

Bombarded with people's complaints over pathetic condition of roads the Tamil Nadu government has told National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) that it would take over the road restoration work. But, it is not clear as to who will bear the cost, estimated at 82.33 crore. It is said work on bypass roads carried out by NHAI was moving at a snail's pace. With this, the State government, for the first time, has taken over maintenance and restoration of 11 stretches, extending to 81.27 km.

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TN to develop road networks along Chennai ORR

TN to develop road networks along Chennai ORR

The Tamil Nadu government on January 23 announced that a detailed project report will soon be prepared for the development of grid roads along the Chennai Outer Ring Road (ORR). The government has sanctioned Rs. 5.22 crore for the study that will look into various aspects including alignment, design and land acquisition for the 62 km-long project that is being developed in two phases.