The State government has earmarked Rs 52.13 crore towards the establishment of an integrated complex to house the office of Tirupur Collector and other government offices. This was announced by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday.
Also, a sum of Rs. 51.25 crore has been allocated to procure requisite lands identified for the project from Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department. At present, the Collectorate, district police office and many of the offices of district-level officers are functioning from various buildings on rental premises.
Collector M. Mathivanan said the various offices and residences of officials to be constructed under the master plan complex project would come up at two locations.
“We have identified a 47-acre plot in Veerapandi revenue village (near L.R.G. Government College) and 30 acres at Nallur for the construction of buildings,” he said. At the Veerapandi site, it was planned to construct the Collectorate and camp offices of Collector, District Revenue Officer, Superintendent of Police and Project Officer/Additional Collector of District Rural Development Agency. Besides, the District Police Office, circuit house, 24 A-type residences for deputy collectors, and a court complex would be accommodated. For the court complex, 10 acres would be dedicated from 47 acres,
Mr. Mathivanan said. The acreage identified at Nallur would house the District Central Prison, the Armed Reserve battalion and offices of uniformed services other than police, including fire and rescue services. He clarified that Rs.52.13 crore allocated was only for the construction of the Collectorate, circuit house and camp offices of revenue/development departments’ officials.