In its presumably first attempt, Coimbatore Corporation has allowed a private company to lay a new road and allowed a NGO and residents’ welfare association to run waste processing plants under Namakku Naaame scheme.
Sowparnika Projects and Infrastructure would develop the 1.48km mud track that runs adjacent to the railway track from near G.N. Mills to Nallampalayam Road at ₹ 57 lakh. The Corporation had given the approval to the company while asking it to build the road as per the Indian Road Congress guideline, under its engineers’ supervision and not place advertisement boards or take any steps related thereto without its consent. The Corporation permitting the company to develop the road would give road users an alternative to Mettupalayam Road, where at present flyover construction is under way. Residents from localities near G.N. Mills, Thudiyalur and their neighbourhood could use the road to reach Nallampalayam and from there to Rathinapuri, Ganapathy and other places and vice versa, the officials said.