The corporation plans to develop and re-lay nearly 64km of damaged roads at a cost of 41 crore by the Tamil Nadu Urban Development Project (TNUDP)
Chief engineer of the corporation Parvathy told TOI that in the past one year several roads were dug up for laying underground drainage pipelines and drinking water pipelines.
“In areas such as Kavundamapalayam and Veerakeralam, drinking water pipelines were laid. And in 63 other roads in the city various works were carried out. These roads will be restored using these funds,” she said adding that road work will be completed before the northeast monsoon sets in.
Out of the 64.25km, the most damage has been in the west zone that covers DB Road, Vadavalli, Veerakeralam and Saibaba colony.
A total of 29km of roads will be restored in these areas. “Only the interior roads will be re-laid or restored as the major roads were covered before the elections in 2015,” said an official.
Apart from this, cut roads in Singanallur, Ondipudur, Peelamedu and Ramanathapuram will be covered and 15.8km of roads will be re-laid. In the Kavundamapalayam, Ganapathy, Sarvanampatti and Edayarpalayam areas, 8.33 km of roads will be restored.
In the Sukarwarpet, Mill road, Oppanakara street and Gandhipuram areas, 3.13km of road will be restored.
The corporation spent several crores to lay these roads in 2014 and 2015 only to dig them up again this year.