Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Chief Minister Karunanidhi has given the nod to implement the underground sewage canal project in Tiruchendur Town panchayat at a cost of Rs.14.48 crore.

A State government release said the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD) prepared a report for the , taking into consideration the visit of thousands of people to the temple town everyday.

A resolution was also adopted in the town panchyat for implementation of the project.

The Chief Minister also sanctioned Rs.22.51 crore for implementing drinking water scheme in seven town panchayats in Coimbatore district. The town panchayats that will benefit are Kudalur, Sarkarsamakulam, Chettipalayam, Otthakalmandapam, Thirumalayampalayam, Samallapuram and Karumathanpatti.