IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited Announces Inauguration of Padalur-Samayapuram Four-Lane Road in Tamil Nadu

Hyderabad, 10 December 2008: IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited, a Hyderabad based construction and infrastructure Development Company takes pride in announcing the inauguration of the Padalur – Samayapuram Four-Lane Road on NH-45 in Tamil Nadu. Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways T. R. Baalu dedicated the 21-km long segment of the Padalur-Trichy four-laning project on National Highway 45 at a function held at Samayapuram on 7th December 2008.
Padalur - Samayapuram segment has been upgraded with divided carriageway along with strengthening of the existing carriageway. One major bridge across Uppar River, a minor bridge, and 21 culverts comprise the road stretch inaugurated by the Honorable Minister. All these have been constructed with carriageway suited for four-lane configuration, and with 1.5m wide hard shoulder and 1.0m wide earthen shoulder.
IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited would be constructing the complete Four-Lane Road from the existing 2 lane section from Km. 285 (Padalur) to Km. 325 (Trichy) on NH-45. The total value of the Project is Rs. 190 crores.

The scope of work for Maytas Infra includes:

  • Construction of the new 4 lane road carriageway with flexible pavement, widening and strengthening of the existing 2 carriageway
  • Construction of around 69 cross drainage structures by widening/reconstruction considering the condition of the existing structure
  • Construction of longitudinal drains at the end of service roads and between service road and main carriageway, improvement of road junctions, construction of toll plaza and road furniture

“Maytas Infra is glad to be a part of the efforts to improve transport infrastructure in Tamil Nadu. We are extremely pleased to see the inauguration of the Padalur – Samayapuram Four-Lane Road. This is a significant start to this prestigious 4 lane highway road project we are working on. This highway will be of great utility to the people of Tamil Nadu bringing about greater safety and a great commuting experience. Maytas Infra has a rich experience of executing mega road projects, and we have executed this project with highest efficiency and standards of safety”, said Chander Sheel Bansal, Director & President–Transportation, Oil & Gas, IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited.

NH-45 is an important Highway, connecting Chennai and Dindigul via Trichy. It is the lifeline for the economy of the Region and the State. It connects Nagapatnam and Tuticorin, famous ports of Tamil Nadu. The Highway is being improved by NHAI to augment the capacity for catering growing needs of the trade and tourism needs of the State. Most of the famous devotional places like Srirangam, Tanjavur, Madurai, and Palani and the famous hill station, Kodaikanal fall either on or within the vicinity, the Highway forming the main corridor for tourism.