Releases a booklet on the occasion

Mayor S.M. Velusamy on Friday made use of the ordinary Council meeting to highlight the Corporation’s achievements in the past two years, since the last local body elections in 2011.

Releasing a booklet on the occasion, the Mayor said in the past two years the Corporation had completed the Dedicated Pilloor Drinking Water Supply Scheme, funded in part by the Central Government under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission scheme, linked the main storage reservoir in Ramakrishnapuram with the storage reservoir in Bharathi Park to take Pilloor water to Siruvani-fed areas, launched a scheme to improve water supply in added areas, started budget canteens (Amma Unavagam) at 10 places, facilitated the cleaning of the Periyakulam in Ukkadam, and urged the State Government to sanction a bridge across River Noyyal in Puttuvikki.

The Corporation had also repaired and laid afresh roads measuring 66.52km at Rs. 8.26 crore, constructed six culvers, completed 163 storm water drain works for Rs. 7.08 crore, dug 150 borwells and laid nine roads measuring 4.81km using plastics for Rs. 84 lakh. These were some of the works using the General Fund. Mr. Velusamy said that the civic body had also laid 294 roads measuring 354km at Rs. 131.59 crore, planned to lay 100 roads in added areas at Rs. 38.50 crore, constructed 12 public convenience facilities for the orthopaedically challenged at Rs. 28.20 lakh and proposed to construct 47 toilets at Rs. 2.49 crore to prevent open defecation. Those schemes were with funds from the State Government, though.

In addition to schemes, the Corporation had conducted special camps to help people in added areas change their records after merger of those areas with the Coimbatore Corporation, provided training self employment for people from the economically weaker sections, brought in transparency in administration and encouraged Corporation school students to perform well in examinations by providing question banks and snack during the evening special class.

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