Giving a fillip to the Chennai Metro Rail Project, the State government will take up a detailed project report for Phase II of the project in newly identified corridors.

Stating this in his customary address to the Assembly, Governor K. Rosaiah on Thursday told the House that the State government would ensure “faster clearance” from the Union government for the Washermenpet-Thiruvottriyur corridor.

The address, which provided an account of the status of implementation of various projects and schemes of the State government, referred to the move to launch a “state portal on employment” as an integrated platform for job seekers and employers. The proposed portal would offer a single window of information on job counseling, training and placement facilitation.

Mr. Rosaiah, who informed the Assembly that the government had substantially increased the Plan expenditure target to Rs. 37,128 crore this year, said the Plan size would be further enhanced to Rs. 42,185 crore during 2014-2015.

He reiterated the State government’s position that the National Food Security Act would not achieve the goal of food security effectively.

Even as the Governor began his address, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam floor leader, M.K. Stalin, led a walkout of his party members. He was followed by M.H. Jawahirullah of the Manithaneya Makkal Katchi and K. Krishnasamy of the Puthiya Tamizhagam.   

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