Infrastructure projects in Chennai get lion's share

An amount of Rs 200.60 crore has been allocated for this project in the budget, Panneerselvam said.

Chennai: The state government on Thursday announced a series of projects to develop the infrastructure in the state and a lion share outlay was earmarked to the capital Chennai.

“As a permanent remedy to mitigate the impact of floods in Chennai and its suburban region, a comprehensive flood management plan for North Chennai and South Chennai has been prepared at an estimate of Rs 2,055.67 crore and Rs 1,243.15 crore respectively and is submitted to the Central Government for support”, deputy chief minister O. Panneerselvam informed the assembly while presenting the state budget on Thursday.

Admitting that the government of India has approved the revised Detailed Project Report for the Chennai Peripheral Ring Road project at a cost of Rs 12,301 crore for funding from JICA. Works for section-I of the proposed Chennai Peripheral Ring Road, namely the Northern Port Access Road from Ennore Port to Thatchur on NH-5 will commence shortly.

An amount of Rs 200.60 crore has been allocated for this project in the budget, Panneerselvam said.

The state government had also initiated the process for preparation of feasibility cum detailed project report for the Metro Rail project in Coimbatore city. In the Budget Estimates, '750 crore and '1,000 crore have been allocated to provide share capital assistance and subordinate debt respectively for the chennai metro rail project, he said.

For providing basic amenities and upgrading urban infrastructure like roads, drinking water supply and sewerage facilities in the extended areas of Greater Chennai Corporation, the Government will re-launch the ‘Chennai Mega City Development Mission’ for which '500 crore is being allocated in this budget for 2018-2019.

Similarly, for improving urban infrastructure facilities of towns and cities, which are not covered under the ‘Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation’ (AMRUT) scheme, this Government has decided to re-launch the ‘Integrated Urban Development Mission’ (IUDM) from 2018-2019 and '750 crore is allocated in this Budget for this purpose, the deputy chief minister said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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