The State government has issued an order, sanctioning Rs. 17.15 crore for 17 developmental works to be taken up in Kancheepuram town, the native place of former Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai.
This follows the announcement of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi at the valedictory of the centenary celebration of the former Chief Minister in September.
Improvements to a stretch of the Singaperumalkoil-Arakkonam-Tiruvallur road for Rs. 3.7 crore; provision of a new park in Katchabeeswarar Nagar (Rs. 2.5 crore); construction of storm water drains and widening of the railway road (Rs. 4.2 crore); a flood protection wall in Manjalneer Channel at Okkapiranthan Kulam (Rs. 1.93 crore) and building a swimming pool and providing improvements to district sports stadium in Kancheepuram (Rs. 1.3 crore) are among the works approved by the government.
The order, issued by the Municipal Administration and Water Supply department on Saturday, assigned different works to different departments and local bodies. For instance, the Highways department is to carry out the improvement works to the Singaperumalkoil-Arakkonam-Tiruvallur road while it is the responsibility of the MAWS department to form a park at Katchabeeswarar Nagar in the temple town. The order stated that all the works should be taken up immediately and completed by April.