Tourism department project estimated to cost ₹3.80 crore Health Minister C.Vijaya Baskar on Tuesday laid the foundation for a road to Subramania Swamy Temple atop a hillock at Viralimalai in the district.
The road would enable devotees to reach the hilltop in their vehicles.
The Minister said the road would be laid for a length of 420 metres at a cost of ₹3.80 crore. The project was being funded by the Tourism department and executed by the State Highways department.
A parking lot would also be created atop the hill. The road, to be laid without damaging the hill, would enable cars, two-wheelers and other light vehicles to reach the temple situated atop the hill.
It would have crash barrier along the edges as a safety measure, said a senior official.
District Revenue Officer A. Ramasamy, officials from the Highways, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments and Tourism departments, besides those of other government departments, participated in the function.