Chennai: To improve basic infrastructure
facilities in cities and urban areas in the state, Tamil Nadu
government on Monday decided to start a scheme at a cost of Rs
Under the "Integrated Urban Development Scheme", basic
infrastructure, including drinking water, sewage water
removal, health, rain water drainage, roads and streets, solid
waste management, parking facilities and parks will be
improved in corporation and townships at a cost of Rs 5,890
crore, an official release said.
Funds to the tune of Rs 763 crore was allocated to
improve infrastructure in town panchayat areas, it said.
In the first phase, urban areas including corporations
and municipalities as well as town panchayats will be improved
at a cost of Rs 757.28 crore, it said.
Funds of Rs 506.48 crore - including Rs 30.50 crore for
storm water sewage, Rs 58.80 crore for drinking water, Rs
145.11 crore for mending roads and lay new roads, Rs 88.96
crore for rain water drainage, Rs 124.54 crore for solid waste
management, Rs 58.57 crore for streetlights has been allocated
for infrastructure in cities and towns.
As for rural areas like town panchayats in the first
phase, Rs 250.80 crore, including Rs 9.67 crore will be
allocated for laying storm water sewage, Rs 34.92 crore for
drinking water, Rs 108.15 crore for restoring old roads and
laying new roads, Rs 45.69 crore for rain water drainage, Rs
52.37 crore for solid waste management, it added.
Intending to cater to the drinking water needs of Chennai
city, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa ordered to lay pipes with a
width of 2,000 mm between Chembarambakkam reservoir and
Poonamallee Bye Pass Road junction at a cost of Rs 41.35
Laying of pipeline for a total length of 6.5 km will help
the total capacity of 530 million litre at Chembarambakkam
water treatment plant be supplied to the city.