Shopkeepers and residents along the River Thirumanimutharu near First Agraharam are demanding speedy completion of a bridge works across the river here.
A short width bridge connected Mettu Theru and Attra Ora Salai near First Agraham here. Pedestrians and two-wheeler users regularly commuted on the bridge for accessing the daily market on Attra Ora Salai and important temples and residences on Mettu Theru. However, over the years, the condition of the bridge deteriorated and it was pulled down for constructing a new bridge at its place as part of the Smart Cities Mission.
One of the vendors in Attra Ora Salai said, the bridge provided easy access to mainly pedestrians from Mettu Theru to the market every day.
The old bridge was pulled down over six months ago by the corporation after its condition worsened. Though pillars were erected for construction of new bridge, works progressed at a slow pace after that. Officials must take necessary efforts to complete the project at the earliest.
A corporation official said, the work would resume in 10 days. A steel bridge has been proposed at the place and currently fabrication works are at progress. Erection works would start after that we are expecting to complete entire works within 45 days.