Rs. 48.41 lakh already earmarked for the purpose
The Public Works Department (PWD) has been asked to take immediate steps to commence the construction of a government hostel for students belonging to the Backward Classes and the Most Backward Classes in Vadamugam Vellode near here.
The State Government sanctioned the construction of the hostel three years ago and earmarked a sum of Rs. 48.41 lakh for it.
The plan was given the go ahead in 2008-09. The Department of Backward Class and Minorities Welfare had also identified a site located inside the panchayat union primary school for the construction of the hostel.
It was planned to build the hostel with facilities to accommodate at least 50 students. But the construction works could not be commenced due to the inordinate delay in the removal of an electricity post, a kitchen and the building of the parent-teachers association located on the site.
Collector T. Soundiah, while inspecting the school recently, instructed the officials of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board to shift the electricity post.
He asked the officials to demolish the kitchen and the parent-teachers association building immediately. The construction works should begin immediately.
There should not be any more delays,” he told the Public works department officials.
The Collector advised the officials to send a proposal to the State Government, if additional funds were required to complete the construction.
District Backward Class and Minorities Welfare officer K. Rajagopal, Executive Engineer, Public Works Department K. Tamilarasu and senior officials accompanied the Collector during the inspection.
Mr. Soundiah has instructed officials to speed up the construction of houses sanctioned under the Kalaignar Housing Scheme in the district. Steps should be taken up to ensure adequate supply of construction materials including sand, bricks, cement and steel at reasonable prices to the beneficiaries selected under the scheme, he said after inspecting the development works in Chennimalai block here recently.
There should not be any delay in the implementation of the first phase of the scheme, he stressed.
Mr. Soundiah reviewed the progress of development works being carried under the Naithu Grama Anna Marumalarchi Thittam. Later, he inspected a newly created pond in Thottiyapalam village at a cost of Rs. 5 lakh.
Block Development Officer Bakkiyam and senior officials accompanied the Collector during the inspection.