In Tamil Nadu, Walajabad and Uthiramerur in Kancheepuram area will get bypass roads to relieve the towns of traffic congestion, the State Highways Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said recently. Moving the demands for the department in the Assembly, he said that Rs.14.50 crore has been sanctioned for the projects.
The bypass for Uthiramerur town would be 3.40 km long and that at Walajabad 4.20 km long. Uthiramerur is 12 km away from Kancheepuram town and Uthiramerur, 27 km away. Walajabad residents said that the Raja Veedhi, where the town’s market place was located, often witnessed traffic jams.
The Chengalpet – Kancheepuram Road, which runs along the Palar river, is also often congested. Two schools are located nearby as are several government offices. In the mornings and evenings, the rush is difficult to manage and often, accidents happen while vehicles try to overtake others, he said.