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Model Roads project: Corporation begins work on D.B. Road

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The Hindu       07.03.2017  

Model Roads project: Corporation begins work on D.B. Road

Coimbatore Corporation and ITDP have started the Model Roads project work on D.B. Road in the city.M. PeriasamyM_PERIASAMY  

Telephone lines and power cables to go underground

Coimbatore Corporation and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) have commenced the Model Roads Project work a few days ago at the southern end of the D.B. Road in R.S. Puram.

According to sources, the two agencies have begun the work near the Corporation’s water tank on a 50-metre stretch, where they would be studying the alignment of the utility lines and the passage of power cables and telephone lines in the area. Thereafter, they would provide ducts to conceal the cables and lines, cover the road, then take up pedestrian pathway development. The work on the median would be the last.

The Corporation is executing the Model Roads project on 1.80 km stretch of D.B. Road and 1.20 km of T.V. Swamy Road. The telephone and power cables would go underground, the pedestrian pathway would be of uniform width and height so that pedestrians could seamlessly walk from one end to another and the carriage way too would be of uniform width.

As part of the project, the two agencies would also work to remodel road junctions so that the turning radius is uniform and bus movement is not hindered. The Corporation along with ITDP is also taking up the project on M.K. Palayam Road, Race Course and Sanganoor Road.