TN to construct 6254 apartments at a cost of Rs 1740 cr
In the first phase, 2,522 rental apartments for government employees and 1,770 apartments under self-financing scheme for the public would be constructed
Jan 29, 2013
Source : The Economic Times


CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu government plans to construct 6,254 apartments in Chennai, costing Rs 1,740 crore, to alleviate pressure brought on by steady increase in population in the city.

Accordingly, the existing 2,238 apartments at Peters Colony and Lloyds Colony (Royapettah) and Thatender Nagar Phase I and II (in Saidapet) would be demolished and new apartments constructed in their place, an official release here said.

In the first phase, 2,522 rental apartments for government employees and 1,770 apartments under self-financing scheme for the public would be constructed, it said.

Observing that well planned development leads to provision of all basic necessities for the people, the release said only 6950 sq km area of the total of 1,28,869 square km of the city was used, while the unplanned area was 1,21,919 sq km.

To streamline uncontrolled urban development, government has decided to implement a well planned scheme to utilise the unplanned area, it said.

In the first phase, a well planned project using latest technology at a cost of Rs 4.92 crore would be undertaken along with Bharatidasan University in a 8,447 square km area, comprising Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Tuticorin, Tiruppur, Erode and Hosur areas.

Similarly, to upgrade maintenance work in the state government officers' quarters at Thanjavur, Erode, Hosur, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Ramanathapuram, Villupuram, Tirunelveli and Salem, Chief Minister jayalalithaa  issued orders to allot Rs 10 crore for this purpose, it said.

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