CHENNAI: Construction work on the Perambur flyover project will begin by July, according to Mayor M. Subramanian.
Participating in a face to face meeting organised by Exnora Innovators Club, Jamalia, here on Sunday, he said the new design for the flyover was expected to be submitted by Anna University by June 20. The construction work would be completed in a year, he added.
The project to rehabilitate 19 canals in the city, including Otteri Nullah, would be taken up soon at a cost of Rs.700 crore. Funded under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, it would include desilting and concrete laying works.
Responding to the residents’ complaints about garbage disposal, Mr. Subramanian said measures were being taken to privatise garbage disposal in four zones. Garbage clearance in Zone 3 comprising Perambur and Jamalia would be privatised by August 25, he added.
On the proposed developmental works, he said 71 streets would be blacktopped and 55 streets would be concretised at a cost of Rs. 10 crore. Besides 13 new parks, the existing parks would also be revamped at a cost of Rs.1.18 crore, he added.
He promised the residents that work to desilt stormwater drains, lay footpaths and provide name boards in all the streets would be taken up. The Mayor promised to review the subways in Ganesapuram and Jamalia.
Former Perambur MLA Chengai Sivam underlined the need for night patrolling in Jamalia subway and introduction of more bus services on route nos. 7A and 7G. He urged the officials to look into issues concerning the sewage pumping station at Ekankipuram.
Members of the Exnora Innovators Club demanded that the roads such as Cooks Road and Konnur Road and the Otteri bridge be widened to ease traffic congestion. They also sought a ticket counter on the southern side of Perambur railway station.
Residents wanted the pressure in drinking water pipeline in Jamalia and Perambur to be increased. Their other demands included provision of street lights, pedestrian crossing and traffic signal near Otteri bridge and night patrolling in the areas.