No Funds to Rebuild Road, says Official

Published: 23rd December 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd December 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

KARUR: Residents of Poovambadi, Azhagapuri and Udayakulathupatti have put up posters in their villages offering a reward for `10,000 for those who help ‘find’ the road that connects Sinna Sengal hamlet to Udayakulathupatti through Poovambadi in Karur district.

The road is used by over 5,000 people everyday, while government and private buses are operated along the route to Karur. A famous temple at Laxmanapatti along the road witnesses a large crowd of devotees from various places during festivals and other occasions.

“For more than 3 km, the road has been filled with gravel and has random humps and pits. If it rains, the road is invariably inundated, resulting in a bumpy ride for commuters. Vehicles are damaged due to the bad condition of the road,” said Sudhakar, a resident.

Executive officer of Old Jayamkondan town panchayat Vijayashankaran blamed lack of funds for not renovating the road. However, a proposal, quoting a cost of about `90 lakh, was in 2012 sent under the Integrated Urban Development Mission scheme urging the laying of a new road for 1.9 km, but there was no reply, he added. The Sengal panch-ayat too has run out of funds, said an official.

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