The Coimbatore Corporation has identified 92 roads in the city for re-laying at over Rs.20 crore. A proposal for this was approved by the Corporation Council at its urgent meeting on Friday.
The proposal placed in the Council said that the Corporation was implementing an underground drainage scheme in many parts of the city under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
Many roads were being dug to lay the drainage lines and these had to be re-laid to enable smooth flow of traffic. Besides these roads, there were others whose condition had deteriorated over the period of time and required re-laying. Some of these roads were in Ramnagar, Kothari Nagar, Meena Estate, Tatabad and Periyar Nagar.
The Corporation also sought approval from the Council to request the State Government for funds for the works under the Special Roads Scheme.
The Council also approved a proposal to pay Rs.24 lakh to the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board for a high tension power connection to the drinking water treatment plant being established at Velliyankadu under the Rs.113-crore Pilloor Phase II scheme.
The Corporation was keen on completing the scheme by March 31 and begin supply immediately in order to meet the rising demand for drinking water in the city.
The Council, however, deferred for further discussion a proposal to sell for non-drinking purposes treated waste water. The Corporation was establishing sewage treatment plants at Ukkadam, Nanjundapuram and Ondipudur as part of drainage scheme. The civic body planned to sell the treated waste water to private or public enterprises.