As many as 3,500 multi-storeyed tenements of the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board across the State will be demolished and new ones built by the government.

Announcing that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has accorded administrative sanction for the Rs.280- crore project, an official release on Friday said the work was necessitated since most of the TNSCB tenements were built several years ago. As a result the old tenements have become unsafe for the residents.

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