Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Sunday inspected various development works being carried out in the city for the World Classical Tamil Conference which will be held here from June 23 to 27.

Mr. Stalin sought details about the progress in the Rs. 55-crore underground power cable laying work on Avanashi Road and Trichy Road, the Rs. 60-crore road works being carried out at 72 places, the Rs. 16-crore road widening work being undertaken on Trichy Road, the Rs. 50-crore road improvement work under way on Mettupalayam Road and the Rs. 26.31-crore work on 76 roads executed by the Corporation.

He also enquired with officials on the improvement made in the works on N.S.R. Road, Rangavilas Mill Road and Masakalipalayam Road – all taken up at Rs. 13 crore. He asked about the progress made 279 bus shelters, being put up with public-private partnership.

An officials release said he also sought information about the ‘Semmozhi Poonga', the park being set up on 45 acres at Rs. 20 crore, the Rs. 8-crore bus stand on Mettupalayam Road and the Rs.30-crore Vadavalli-Kavundampalayam drinking water supply scheme.

The Deputy Chief Minister also inspected the V.O.C Grounds where 40 floats were being assembled for the conference. He inspected the entrance to the V.O.C. Park and the five places on Avinashi Road where VIPS and dignitaries would witness the procession on June 23.