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Inauguration: NLC Chairman-cum-Managing Director A.R. Ansari inaugurates the children’s train at the Nehru Centenary Park in Neyveli Township at Neyveli on Wednesday. —
Inauguration: NLC Chairman-cum-Managing Director A.R. Ansari inaugurates the children’s train at the Nehru Centenary Park in Neyveli Township at Neyveli on Wednesday. —

Special Correspondent

NEYVELI: As part of the Neyveli Township beautification programme, the Neyveli Lignite Corporation has created various new facilities at a total cost of Rs. 66 lakh.

The facilities include a children’s train costing Rs. 2.5 lakh and a walkers’ path costing Rs. 11.5 lakhs at the Nehru Centenary Park in the township. NLC chairman-cum-managing director A.R. Ansari flagged off the train and inaugurated other facilities on Wednesday.

The chairman travelled in the train along with directors P. Babu Rao, J.N. Prasanna Kumar and V. Sethuraman and students of the Jawahar School run by the NLC management.

Walkers’ path

He also went around the 750-metre-long walkers’ path encircling the park and garlanded the statue of Jawaharlal Nehru installed there. Later, he threw open the renovated Gandhi Mandapam (done at a cost of Rs. 5.5 lakh) at the main bazaar and a conference hall built at a cost of Rs. 46 lakh in the township administrative office.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ansari called upon the residents of the township to properly utilise and also maintain the facilities. He further said that the Bharathi Stadium in the township would be elevated to international standard and basic amenities would be improved in the Jawahar School. The chairman gave away wristwatches to employees who had put in 15 years of service in the township administrative office and their spouses.

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