Residents of Ambur Municipality could soon look forward to a number of development works. Several civic works have been sanctioned under various schemes such as Integrated Urban Development Mission (IUDM), Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLADS) fund scheme and Infrastructure Gap Filling Fund for the municipal areas.

According to municipality authorities, Ambur Municipality has been sanctioned Rs. 2.50 crore under IUDM for 2012-2013. Of this, 80 lakh has been allotted for laying cement roads, Rs. 60 lakh for storm water drains, Rs. 20 lakh for street lights and Rs. 90 lakh for solid waste management.

High mast lamps

In the first spell of works to be taken up under the MPLADS scheme, high mast lamps would be installed at five locations at a cost of Rs. 2.75 lakh each. The high mast lamps would come up at the following five locations — Makkan Road-Mottukollai junction, Khaderpet near auto stand, Valayalkara Street — VA Karim Road — Kaspa B Main Road junction, S.K. Road junction and Gandhi Road four corner and Bethlehem area near MGR statue.

Three works at a cost of Rs. 2 lakh each would be taken up for eradication of open defecation under the Infrastructure Gap Filling Fund. Works would be taken up for improving the existing public toilets with this fund.

Water supply

In addition to this, eight works would be taken up to meet water supply at a total cost of Rs. 15 lakh under the Infrastructure Gap Filling Fund. This was to provide new bore wells with mini motors and tanks. Apart from these works, municipal authorities said works for roads and drains would be taken up at a cost of Rs. 117 lakh under the municipality revenue funds. Chairperson of the Ambur Municipality Sangeetha Balasubramani said the works were divided and allotted for all the councillors during an urgent council meeting convened on Monday.