Coimbatore: In an effort to ease out the tension mounting the west ring road project that sees the likes of Narasimhanaickenpalayam connecting to Coimbatore-palakkad highways, officials have zeroed in to compensate first 100 landowners from 5 villages as a part of the first phase in this project.
The most accessed roadways to Ooty by Kerala vehicles have been through the Coimbatore highways. Both tourism as well as commercial goods vehicles have both been using Coimbatore highways. The west ring road project aims at strengthening Kerala-Nilgiris tourism.
The project has been allocated a whopping 320 crore.
The tourist vehicles or any vehicles reach Palakad via Coimbatore-Kuniyamuthur roads. This creates a heavy traffic congestion on the likes of this road. The government thus proposed the idea of a west ring road that will ease out the traffic congestion as well as uplift the development of rural areas of Coimbatore.
As per the plan, the west ring road will start from Madukkarai to Narasimhanaickenpalayam via Sundakkamuthur, Perur, Theethipalayam, Madampatti, Somayampalayam, Vadavalli, Pannimadai and Nanjundapuram.
The first phase alone would cost approximately 320 crore over the last four years. The length of the connecting road stands at 32kms of which the first phase aims at covering 12kms from now. 100 landowners from 5 villages will be compensated for the first phase.
District revenue officials say, “A consultation meeting was held with landowners regarding the acquisition of land for the west bypass. Of these, we are currently planning to provide compensation to 100 persons from 5 villages where the work will start once the compensation is paid.