Trichy: The Tamil Nadu government will soon appoint five district revenue officer (DRO) cadre officers to expedite the ongoing land acquisition process for various projects in the central districts, public works department (PWD) and state highways minister E V Velu said on Monday.
The minister chaired a review meeting to oversee the progress of development works being carried out by the PWD and state highways in Trichy, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Mayiladuthurai districts. “Although detailed project reports (DPRs) and fund required for the proposed projects are ready, the delay in land acquisition is halting the progress. As DROs in districts are already occupied with district-level official works, we as per the directions of the chief minister will appoint five exclusive DROs to expedite the land acquisition,” Velu told reporters in Trichy.
“The need for elevated corridors to prevent traffic congestion in Trichy city was apprised to the chief minister. Special impetus will be given,” the minister added.