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Integrated collectorate complex works will be over by September 2010, says Minister

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Inspection: Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam (left) inspecting the construction works of new Collectorate complex in Salem on Wednesday. Collector J. Chandrakumar (second from left) is also seen in the picture.
Inspection: Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam (left) inspecting the construction works of new Collectorate complex in Salem on Wednesday. Collector J. Chandrakumar (second from left) is also seen in the picture.

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The building to house 46 government departments under one roof

SALEM: Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam has said that the ongoing construction works of the new integrated collectorate complex would be over as scheduled – September 14, 2010.

After inspecting the works here on Wednesday, the minister said that the progress of the building was good.

The Rs. 27.50-crore four-floor project for which Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi laid foundation stone on Sept 14, 2007, would house 46 government departments under one roof.

At present roofing works for second and third floors were progressing while brick works on ground and first floors had been taken up.

Till today a sum of Rs. 11.5 crore had already been spent on the project, which had 2.54 lakh square feet with 6 lifts.

Special architectural design for its front elevation also had been incorporated into the building.

A conference hall with 4775 square feet and a capacity of 600 persons was being built.

Collector J. Chandrakumar, District Revenue Officer M. Rajarathinam, PWD Superintending Engineer S. Sampath, executive engineers and other officials accompanied the minister. Later the minister also inspected new works in Government Medical College Hospital and Fort Boys Higher Secondary School.

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