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Oct 10, 2009

Create infrastructure before Tamil meet: RAAC

The Residents’ Awareness Association of Coimbatore (RAAC) has called upon the government establishments concerned, including the Coimbatore Corporation, to begin infrastructure development now so that the city could accommodate the huge inflow of people during the World Tamil Conference next year.

Link roads

Honorary secretary of the association R. Raveendran has said in a statement that efforts must begin now to improve the condition of the roads and even lay some of the planned link roads to ease congestion on the existing thoroughfares.

The ring roads planned 15 years ago and more than 100 link roads should be laid. Mr. Raveendran said that at least some of the 10 development projects that it placed as demands during the Lok Sabha elections should be taken up now in order to improve the conditions in the city before the conference began.

Schemes

Apart from road projects, RAAC had demanded a Coimbatore Urban Development Authority, implementation of various schemes under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, a passenger train network in the district and other advanced transportation systems.

Initiative

Honorary secretary R.R. Balasundaram pointed out that improvements to infrastructure, mainly roads, had been carried out in Thanjavur ahead of the conference more than two decades ago.A similar initiative could be taken up in Coimbatore also, he said.

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