Permission given to 12 institutions as part of city beautification programme

Twelve sponsors have been identified for taking up beautification and maintenance of 10 roundabouts and 18 traffic islands in the city. Disclosing this at a consultative meeting with the sponsors to discuss the works on Saturday, Corporation Commissioner V.P.Thandapani said the Collector has recently granted permission to the 12 institutions as part of the city beautification programme.

The sanction comes after two rounds of meetings with sponsors held over the past few months under chairmanship of N.R.Sivapathi, Minister for School Education, Law, Youth Welfare and Sports. A committee was formed under the Collector to oversee the works. A group of sponsors including banks, business houses and other private agencies had come forward to take up the works. The Corporation had already finalised the designs for the beautification works.

The Commissioner instructed the sponsors to begin work this month and complete the works by January. He urged them to conform to guidelines given in development of roundabout and traffic islands. Apart from greening and landscaping, the sponsors should install solar lamps at identified places. Mr.Thandapani also called upon the committee constituted to maintain statues in the city to ensure that the structures were maintained. City engineer S.Raja Mohamed, executive engineers R.Chandran and S.Arunachalam, were present.