Special Correspondent

KARAIKAL: Lt. Governor Mukut Mithi, on Monday, handed over 230 permanent houses to the tsunami victims at Pattinacherry in Karaikal district built by Mittal Steel Company, Netherlands, and Lakshmi and Usha Mittal Foundation, Mumbai.

Mr. Mithi, who lauded the social service of the Mittal Steel Company, wanted the beneficiaries to maintain the houses properly.

Earlier, the Lt. Governor inspected the construction of a new bridge at a cost of Rs.5 crore across Arasalar that collapsed in the tsunami. This bridge will be in addition to the bridge that was built across Arasalar just 200 feet away.

Mr. Mithi also inaugurated a link road in Karaikal, built at a cost of Rs.1.10 crore, and named it as "Dr Vikram Sarabhai Road"

Dr. N. Vasantha Kumar, Karaikal Collector, M. Ramadass, MP, participated.