Government begins selling sand from depot

DC | A. MURUGAN
Published Nov 28, 2013, 4:31 pm IST
Updated Mar 18, 2019, 8:46 pm IST
Sand sell begins after Kancheepuram district authorities have started issuing tokens.
Picture for representational purpose only.
 Picture for representational purpose only.
 
Kancheepuram: Sale of sand that had been stalled for about a month will resume from Thursday as Kancheepuram district authorities have begun issuing tokens to those interested in buying the vital construction material.
 
This move is expected to bring cheer to the construction industry as the price of sand has skyrocketed following the ban on selling sand, which brought construction activities to a halt.
 
According to district officials, the price has been fixed at Rs 2,625 for two units (one truck load) and each buyer is allowed only 20 units of sand. Around 80,000 units of sand that has been stocked at the public works department (PWD) storage at Palayaseevaram, near Walajabad, will be sold initially.
 
District officials said those interested in buying sand could approach the PWD wing at the district collectorate. So far, 820 people have opted for buying the available sand. 
 
“Sales is good and the camp will be functioning till all the available sand is sold out,” a district official said. While the decision to dispose the seized sand was taken on November 25 and the tokens have also been issued, planning effective distribution delayed the process by three days, said PWD officials who assured that all arrangements had been made for effective distribution of the sand. 
 
Due to the overwhelming demand, buyers would be able to pick up their loads only after 15 days, according to the PWD officials. 
 
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Location: Tamil Nadu




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