The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is planning to build a four-lane road from Kurumbapalayam in Coimbatore district to Sathyamangalam in the Erode district, at an investment of ₹1,200 crore. The existing road will also be upgraded up to Bannari and Dhimbam ghat road will be upgraded up to Tamil Nadu-Karnataka interstate border. With the help of district administrations in Coimbatore and Erode, NHAI would acquire 731 acres of land for the four-lane road project. There would be two toll plazas on the 98-km stretch from Kurumbapalayam to the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border. The two-lane Coimbatore-Sathyamangalam road (NH 209) has been witnessing heavy traffic during the peak hours and has turned into a death trap for the road users. The NH wing of the state highways division is, in the meantime, planning to expand the road from Gandhipuram to Kurumbapalayam. k Kathirmathiyon, secretary, Coimbatore Consumer Cause, informed that the venture would reduce traffic on Coimbatore-Sathyamangalam stretch.
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