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Road Construction - Good news
« on: May 30, 2013, 10:06:10 AM »
Some good news on roads leading to Ashram as the roads were very bad when I visited in January - From latest Mountain Path

Road Construction

Road work has begun on the roads to Tiruvannamalai from Chennai
and Bangalore. It is part of a major project to link Puducherry and
Bangalore by a first class highway, NH-66. There will be considerable
disruption on the roads during 2012 and through 2013. One estimate
says it may take eighteen months to complete the work. A report in
The Hindu on 8th December 2010, said that some 19,000 tamarind
and neem trees will be axed in the process. The Hindu also quoted
NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) officials who said they
would make all efforts to save as many trees as possible. They also said
the NHAI would plant three trees for every tree felled. Toll gates may
be set up near Singarapettai, Tiruvannamalai and Gingee. Once the
road is finished it should reduce travel time between Tiruvannamalai
and Chennai by at least half an hour.

Work on a by-pass road to the south of Tiruvannamalai connecting
the Tindivanam and Bangalore roads has commenced. It begins
some five kilometers out on the Bangalore road, passes near the
Rangammal Hospital and behind the Samudramaeri (large tank),
and then connects up with the ring-road to the east which presently
joins the Tirukoilur and Tindivanam roads.
Salutations to Bhagawan