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CM to inaugurate Thiruvanaikoil ROB on June 17

Collector S. Sivarasu inspecting the road overbridge work at Thiruvanaikoil.

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has agreed to open a road overbridge at Thiruvanaikoil, on June 17.

Highly placed sources told The Hindu that he would declare open the ROB through video conferencing from Chennai.

A function would be held at the project site while the CM inaugurating the ROB. Moments after the function, traffic would be allowed on the bridge.

The decision had been taken after Collector S. Sivarasu, who inspected the ROB a few days ago, had taken up the issue with the senior officials and Chief Minister Office in Chennai and impressed upon the need for opening the bridge for traffic, which has been closed for over three years since 2016. Extensive traffic diversions are in force in Srirangam and Thiruvanaikoil over the past three years to facilitate the construction of the bridge.

The project was sanctioned by the government as early as 2011, but construction began only in 2016.

The old bridge on Chennai Trunk Road was subsequently demolished to make way for the new bridge. The ROB was originally scheduled to be completed by 2017.

But, there was an inordinate delay citing land acquisition and litigation.

Of the total project cost of ₹125 crore, ₹78 crore was earmarked for land acquisition.

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