The Tamil Nadu Highways Department has sought funds from the State government for patch-up work of Chennai Tiruvallur High Road (CTH), on which commuters get harrowing experience. The proposed patchwork will definitely bring some respite to the road users.
The CTH road is a national highway and is under the jurisdiction of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
The State department has initiated this step following long-pending demands from residents. No work has been undertaken on the road for nearly seven years.
Tamil Nadu has sought the conversion of the national highway to a State highway.
The NHAI’s proposal to widen the 22-km stretch into a 200-feet facility had to be dropped following stiff protests from traders and some residents. The road thus remains narrow at many stretches despite the increase in the volume of traffic every year. The blacktopping has been ripped off from various parts of the road between Padi and Avadi.