Construction on the Trichy-Thuraiyur highway has started.

The state highways department has taken down obstacles for widening the highway linking Thuraiyur to district headquarters . The highway passes through Peramangalam with steep curves and blindspots .

TRICHY, India — To make the Trichy-Thuraiyur highway safer, the state highways department has launched road improvement projects worth Rs 3.10 crore.Since the road serves as a vital link between tribals and visitors to reach Pachamalai hills and the surrounding remote villages, the state highways department has taken down obstacles for widening the highway linking Thuraiyur to district headquarters.Officials said that the road improvement activities were undertaken in two separate phases, one under the Comprehensive Road Infrastructure Development Program (CRIDP) and the other under the guidance of the district road safety council.Since the highway passes through Peramangalam with steep curves and blindspots, the highways department did profile improvement at Rs 1.50 crore to widen and straighten the inner curves.

A narrow carriageway runs through Pulivalam village, connecting remote hamlets with the district headquarters, which links Manchanallur and Thuraiyur.The department carried out an eviction bid as there were encroachments along the highway.The surplus space will be used to build a stormwater drain.In addition, the main road near Pulivalam will be widened to 10 meters from 7 meters.

Two-wheeler drivers from rural hamlets will be relieved now, according to Puthanampatti N Saravanan, a road safety advocate.Official sources claim that the Trichy-Thuraiyur highways will be part of the Chennai-Kanyakumari industrial corridor project (CKICP) for launching additional road development initiatives.The proposed works will be completed in less than a month.Gravel filling is completed in the portion covered by the work, according to a state highways official.