: Work on Chennai Corporation's garbage transfer station in Saidapet zone began on Thursday.

Launching the work, Mayor M. Subramanian said “Five modern transfer stations have already been constructed in five zones.”

The facility on Alandur Road, Saidapet, is being constructed at a cost of Rs.1.28 crore. The transfer station in Basin Bridge zone was constructed at a cost of Rs.1.75 crore, Pulianthope zone at a cost of Rs.92 lakh, Ayanavaram zone at a cost of Rs.1.99 crore and Kilapuk zone at a cost of Rs.2.95 crore.

Buildings for housing wholesale and retail outlets in the abattoir in Saidapet have been constructed at a cost of Rs.35 lakh and will be inaugurated in 10 days, Mr. Subramanian said.

Efforts are being made to issue pattas to residents of localities such as Chetty Thottam and Samiyar Thottam in Saidapet zone, he added. Deputy Commissioner (Education) M.Balaji participated.