Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Gedilam bank to be raised-The Hindu

Gedilam bank to be raised

Cuddalore: The right bank of the Gedilam will be raised to serve a double purpose: as a protective wall from the recurrent floods as well as an alternative route to decongest the town.
A statement from District Collector Gagandeep Singh Bedi said that at many places the right bank was far below the maximum flood level, thus quite often causing flood havoc. The Gedilam originating from the Kaattu Idayar hillock in Ulundurpet block is draining in the Bay of Bengal after traversing 121 km.
Since Cuddalore happened to be at the confluence point, it was subjected to floods, whenever the river was in a spate. Therefore, as a remedial measure, it had been decided to raise the level of the right bank from the Khammiampettai bridge to the Jawans' Bhavan.
The soil for the scheme would be brought from the Karaikadu Agraharam, 12 km from the town. After its completion, the bus services from Panruti, Pondicherry and Salem would be diverted on this bank to reach the Thirupadiripuliyur bus stand.
This measure would ease the traffic congestion in the heart of the town, the statement added.

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