A piece of temple land belonging to the members of the Senguntha Mudaliyar community has been handed over for construction of a sub-way on National Highway-46, in Vellore’s Sathuvachari, on Saturday.
Following repeated complaints and agitations by locals, the district administration and officials of the Highways Department had conducted a study, and suggested construction of a sub-way, as an over-bridge in the area would not be feasible.
Subsequently, a 20x100 feet piece of land along the service lane of NH-46, which belonged to the Gangaiamman Temple, owned by the Senguntha Mudaliyar Community, was identified for the construction of the proposed subway.
On Saturday, members of the community met former Health Minister Dr V S Vijay at his office and submitted in writing their willingness to donate the temple land. President of the Sengunthar Community Committee, P K Devaraj, said they had given a written assurance that they were willing to donate a piece of land measuring 100 feet alongside the service lane (east-west) and 20 feet broad (North-South), belonging to their community to the Government for the construction of a sub-way on the NH-46 in Sathuvachari, which would reduce the rate of accidents.
Vijay assured them that he would forward it to the district administration and officials of highways department for further action.
The minister also gave away a cheque of Rs 50,000 from the MLA’s constituency development fund, for the renovation of the Kuzhandhaiamman temple in Vellore’s Kakithapattadai.