Five DROs will be appointed to expedite land acquisition for state highways, TN minister says | Chennai News – Times of India


TRICHY: Public works and state highways minister E V Velu on Monday said the Tamil Nadu government will soon appoint five district revenue officer (DRO) cadre officers to expedite the ongoing land acquisition process.
“Although detailed project reports (DPRs) and fund required for the proposed state highways projects are ready, the delay in land acquisition is halting the progress. As DROs in districts are already occupied with district-level official works, we as per the directions of the chief minister will appoint five exclusive DROs to expedite the land acquisition,” Velu told reporters in Trichy.
He added that appointments would be made soon. Stating that roads maintained by the rural civic bodies would be upgraded on a par with the standards of the state highways, the minister said that several MLAs in the central region had demanded the same during the review meeting held for five districts, including Trichy.
“The need for elevated corridors to prevent traffic congestion in Trichy city was apprised to the chief minister. Special impetus will be given,” the minister added.

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