Rs 12-crore Collectorate complex to be inaugurated tomorrow

The city has been spruced up for the visit of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on September 8. Arrangements being made by the district administration and the police authorities for the Chief Minister's functions have reached a feverish pitch.

The Chief Minister who will arrive here from Chennai by train on September 8 will inaugurate the Rs. 12 crore new integrated Collectorate complex, and the taluk office building constructed along the Bharathidasan Salai close to the Tiruchi Corporation office. He will also distribute welfare assistance of over Rs. 8 crore to more than 7,000 beneficiaries and lay foundation for various projects .

In the evening, Mr. Karunanidhi will unveil the statue of late DMK leader Anbil Dharmalingam installed at Karur By Pass Road and address a public meeting at the military ground in Mannarpuram. The City Police authorities have prepared detailed bandobust scheme for the visit of the Chief Minister and police personnel from other districts have also been drafted for security duty in addition to the local police. Police sources said over 1,500 police personnel would be deployed at various places in the city as part of the security arrangement. Ten Superintendents of Police, 10 Additional Superintendents of Police, 40 Deputy Superintendents of Police, Inspectors and over 1,000 policemen of other ranks form part of the security scheme.

At an advanced security liaison meeting held here on Monday, senior officials from various departments including police, revenue, public works and fire and rescue services, and the Tiruchi Corporation took part.