Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: Three new courses – Fitter, Electrician and Motor Vehicles Mechanic – were launched at the Chennai Corporation ITI in Lloyds Colony on Thursday by Mayor M. Subramanian. Presenting identity cards to 116 students, he said a total of Rs. 98 lakh had been spent on purchasing new equipment and machines for the ITI.

The ITI was established in 1999 when Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin was the Mayor. The building had been constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.11 crore. The ITI also offers computer programming and plumbing courses.

Member of Parliament T.K.S. Elangovan expressed happiness that the civic body had cleaned up a garbage dumping yard at the spot and constructed an ITI.