Mill Road gets a welcome makeover

Coimbatore: Hardly a week after TOI reported about the plight of the Mill Road, town company has began repairing it.
"We had dug up the stretch from Sukarwarpet Junction till Gandhi Park to lay underground drainage pipelines. We also replaced water pipelines that were very old. But, we did not lay the road as it was part of a scheme. Since there were several complaints and news reports about the bad condition of the road, we decided to patch it up. We will make it motorable and then lay the road after a few weeks," a company professional informed TOI on Sunday.

The stretch from the Vadakovai Junction until Sukarwarpet Junction comes beneath the state highways division, while the stretch from Sukarwarpet Junction until Gandhi Park Junction comes beneath town company. The stretch from Gandhi Park Junction (Thadagam Road) is a state freeway connecting Anaikatti.

Last laid 20 years ago, the street has all the time been stuffed with potholes. "Even now, they are conducting just a patchwork. I want them to re-lay the entire stretch, because this is one of the major junctions in the city. It connects R S Puram to the Poo Market and the Town Hall. It is also one of the major stretches connecting Avinashi Road to Thadagam Road. The corporation had turned a blind eye to this road for more than a decade," stated Mohan A, an auto driver.

Expressing his happiness about the street paintings, Arpit Bothra, a commuter, stated the journey at the street used to be backbreaking.

Shruthi R, a homemaker, stated injuries have been common at the stretch due to potholes. "There were several potholes that were nearly one feet deep causing traffic congestion. Buses, lorries and cars that tried to avoid the potholes made it worse for two-wheeler riders," she stated.

City company officers stated that they are going to re-lay the street soon. "The road will be re-laid after the patch work is done. Several roads are to be laid across the city and they are all a part of a package. Once that is sanctioned by the state government, we will re-lay them," stated an professional.

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