National highway authority of India will lay a new 83 kilometer ring road around
Madurai the second largest city in Tamil Nadu to reduce congestion, the
parliament was informed last week.
NHAi also proposes to widen highways, lay peripheral highways and bypass roads
around Madurai in a bid to woo industry to South Tamil Nadu. The Industry in
the state is confined to Chennai and neighboring districts and Coimbatore
region in western part of the state.
highway authority is formulating detailed project reports for the following
projects around Madurai city in southern Tamil Nadu including widening of the
Madurai Natham road in a 36 kilometer stretch, Madurai Theni road ( up to 44
kilometers) and Thirumangalam
Rajapalayam ( 86 kilometers)
contracts for the road widening projects around the temple town are likely to
be awarded during the next financial year.