The land plan schedule for the proposed Karur-Coimbatore bypass is expected to be ready by the end of this month, according to an official of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
The NHAI has proposed a greenfield project for 182.5 km road, at an investment of nearly ₹2,500 crore, with three toll plazas.
The total land to be acquired in Coimbatore, Tirupur, and Karur districts will be 2,957 acres.
The project includes a Coimbatore outer ring road.
The alignment is already finalised. The schedule will confirm the survey numbers covered under the alignment for acquisition.
The project is progressing as per schedule, the official said.
The Coimbatore Farmers’ Association (Kongu Mandala Vivasayigal Valvathara Padukappu Kuzhu), which is opposing the project and the land acquisition for it, alleged that the NHAI, however, had not conducted any public hearing and the officials had not visited the farms along the proposed alignment in the last two months. They had visited some areas in July.
The Association recently collected 4,100 signatures against the project and sent it to Ministers and officials in the Union and State Governments. Instead , the existing highway and arterial roads can be widened, they said.