CHENNAI: An integrated satellite township will come up in the outskirts of Madurai. The temple town in southern Tamil Nadu is witnessing a significant population increase in recent times, according to a State Government press release.
The township is planned 15 km from the city near Madurai airport. Tamil Nadu Housing Board has 586.86 acres in Thoppur and Uchappati villages on the Madurai-Tirunelveli highway. This land will be used to develop the township, says the release issued by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
In the township, a total of 19,500 plots will be developed. Of this 14,300 will be provided to people in the low-income group category, 2,500 to middle-income group and 750 to upper income group. The Government will also allot 1,950 plots to people belonging to the weaker sections of the society.
The State Government has allotted Rs 120 crore to develop basic facilities, including road, water, sewerage and lighting, in the township, the release said.