The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) would identify a new contractor soon to complete the pending portion of the semi-ring road connecting Thuvakudi with Panchapur which has been dragging on for more than 10 years now.
The expansion project connecting Jeeyapuram (on Karur-Trichy stretch of NH 67) with Thuvakudi (Trichy-Thanjavur stretch of NH 67) was proposed by the NHAI in 2007. The 43km long road would link five national highways connecting Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Pudukottai, and Thanjavur districts with Trichy. Owing to legal hurdles, poor planning and official apathy, the project saw several struggles in the past decade.
Though a portion (14km) of stage II connecting Panchapur with Thuvakudi was completed, works were pending in the remaining 11km stretch between Mathur and Panchapur reportedly due to disagreement between NHAI and a private contractor. Read more
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