The road accounted for thickly populated residential areas on either side besides accommodating a large number of heavy industries.
The proposed bypass road from Neelambur to Mettupalayam will just not be a solution for the growing traffic on the existing Mettupalayam Road, he pointed out. On the railway network, the primary need was for overnight train connectivity to Bangalore and improvements to the airport. The city and district definitely required attention on the infrastructure before the World Classical Tamil Conference. The choice of Coimbatore as a venue for the conference is expected to bring immense good to the city addressing the long pending infrastructure related issues, he added.
He also pointed out that the proposed scheme/link roads from Avanashi Road connecting Tiruchi Road and another road connecting Avanashi Road with 100 feet road would do immense good to the city in terms of melting away the traffic. CII is also preparing an animated presentation on how Coimbatore would be down the line, if the demands of CII are implemented.
Thanking the Government for planning to shift the Coimbatore Central Prison and for setting up a botanical garden, Mr. Ravi Sam said that there should be an advisory committee constituted to explore the ways in which the space could be used to ensure greenery instead of having more concrete structures which would deny the city a green lung space.