CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has sanctioned Rs 50 Crore for immediate restoration of flood-damaged roads. Of this, Rs 36 crore has been allocated to Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Cuddalore districts, with each getting Rs 12 crore. The government has earmarked Rs 6 crore for Chennai roads out of the fund and eight other districts would get Rs 1 crore each for road repair works.
A Government Orders stating the procedures to carry out immediate restoration have been issued. Temporary road restoration work across all the targeted districts would be completed in 30 days.
Work on repairing flood-damaged roads are being carried out in Chennai, Kanchee-puram, Tiruvallur and Cuddalore districts.
As per officials, so far 570km of roads have been temporarily restored using a special team of 41 assistant engineers, 69 road inspectors and 850 of gang mazdoors in addition to the regular staff of the Highways Department.
Meanwhile, the repair works on the four major damaged structures and bridges (Tiruttani-Nagalapuram, Kanagammachathiram-Thakkolam, Korattur-Thinnanur-Periyapalayam and Kancheepuram-Vandavasi Road) will be completed in 45 days.
The restoration work on the damaged brick arch bridge on Poonamallee Avadi Road is being carried out by providing temporary piped causeway. This would benefit one lakh people of the area, the release added.
Restoration work on the damaged causeway (800m) to Irumbulicheri village in Kancheepuram district is expected to be completed on Tuesday (December 15). Nearly 6000 people in Irumbulicheri, Edayathur and three other villages will benefi from this work.