Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra) has started commercial operations of Trichy-Dindigul. The widening operations of 90 kms, from 2 to 4 lanes from Trichy to Dindigul has been completed. Trichy-Dindigul project, the 5th road project of RInfra, is executed as BOT (Build Operate Transfer) pattern under the National Highways Development Program with a project cost of Rs.600 crore. The toll collections at Trichy –Dindigul corridor started from midnight of January 11.
The project, awarded by NHAI, connects major urban centric cities like Manaparai, Vaiyampatty, Ayyalur, Vadamadurai, and Dindigul. The stretch further connects to a popular station of KodaiKanal. The contract entails a concession period of 30 years and the construction has been completed. To reduce stopover time at toll plaza, an advanced toll management services (ATMS) has been installed to automate tolling which provides CCTVs, speed detectors and other services to monitor traffic flow on the road. The stretch of Trichy to Dindigul has constructed structures 10 underpasses, 10 minor bridges, 5 major bridges. Apart from these existing flyovers and culverts, a service road has been widened.
Commenting on this development, Lalit Jalan, CEO and Whole Time Director, Reliance Infrastructure, said, “With the new developments in Trichy Dindigul Road Project will bring in vibrancy and growth in the present industrial sector and boost the economy of the region. It is anticipated that the function of the road network will further increase in the foreseeable future.”
“RInfra has emerged as the largest concessionaire of NHAI with 11 road projects totalling 970 kms worth about Rs.12,000 crore with more than 6,000 people working at various sites”, he informed.