India Floats Tenders For Madurai-Natham Highway

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The three feeder roads identified for widening into four lanes under the project were Chennai-Puducherry (137 km), Tirupur- Dindigul (116 km) and Madurai-Natham (38 km). Some stretches of roads identified already have four lanes and some are maintained by the National Highways Wing of the State government. The Union Ministry of Road Transport recently renumbered these roads and directed the Tamil Nadu government to hand over them to the NHAI for development. While public consultation for widening the Tirupur-Dindigul road was held recently, the NHAI has floated tenders for building the fourlane road connecting Madurai and Natham on NH-785. Land acquisition works have already been initiated.