Maximum of 4,454 multi-storeyed houses coming up
The district of Kancheepuram accounts for a maximum number of 4,454 multi-storeyed tenements as part of the project announced by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the Assembly.
One thousand and five hundred tenements would be built over 22.7 acres in two sites of Kancheepuram (cost: Rs. 303.8 crore) apart from 32 plots to be developed; 344 tenements over 3.9 acres in Coimbatore (Rs.50.16 crore); 468 tenements over 12.15 acres in Erode (Rs.59.27 crore); 120 houses over 36.2 acres in Salem (Rs.13.27 crore); 258 tenements over 10.5 acres in Krishnagiri (Rs. 19.2 crore); 722 houses over 32.5 acres in Virudhunagar (Rs. 73.1 crore); 35 houses over 1.03 acres in Dindigul (Rs.2.68 crore) and 104 tenements and 27 houses over 3.09 acres in Tiruchi (Rs. 25.92 crore).
Chennai would have 844 tenements at a cost of Rs. 371.05 crore.
All these houses, numbering 1,630, and tenements, accounting for 2,792, would come up on lands belonging to the Tamil Nadu Housing Board at a total cost of Rs. 918.45 crore.
Work on the construction, which would begin this year, would be completed in 24 months.
As part of the project of demolishing old tenements built by the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board and constructing new tenements, 587 tenements would come up in Tiruchi district under the Tiruchi-Peechankulam scheme; 246 tenements in Coimbatore under Aaduthotti scheme and 117 tenements in Nagapattinam under the Nagai Koodaimudaivor Colony scheme. Besides, 2,550 tenements would be built in Chennai, totalling 3,500 tenements at a cost of Rs. 280 crore, the Chief Minister added.