Prime Minister Inaugurates Terre-Rouge – Verdun –
Trianon Link Road
3 December 2013: The Terre Rouge-Verdun and Verdun-Trianon Link
road, which serves as an outer bypass to the Capital for those travelling
between the south and the north, was inaugurated yesterday evening by the Prime
Minister, Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, in the presence of several personalities.
In his address,
Dr. Ramgoolam underlined that the Government is transforming the country in
terms of infrastructure at a time when the world is going through an economic
downturn. Everyone can see what this Government is doing with regards to
infrastructure, he said, adding that for modernisation to take place, there
need to be a well-planned strategy.
that it is only as a result of the economic growth registered by the county
that the Terre Rouge – Verdun – Trianon Link road project has turned into reality.
Government is further planning massive investment in infrastructure and the
2014 budget has earmarked Rs 18.4 billion for this purpose. An amount of Rs 55
billion has been allocated for infrastructural projects over the next three
encouraged citizens to make use of this new road as it will not only save time
spent on the road, but will also decrease the consumption of fuel. He said that
as at 1st December 2013,
there were 441 500 vehicles on the road as compared to 244 018 in 2000.
Minister listed out the different policies and projects being implemented to
promote safety on the roads, that is, the introduction of penalty points and
the installation of speed cameras in different parts of the island, amongst
others. Moreover, he recalled that a Driving Education and Training Centre
would be set up soon.
making this country take giant leaps as far as infrastructural projects are
concerned, said Dr. Ramgoolam.