A sum of Rs.15.50 crore has been allotted to Karur municipality to undertake infrastructure and various amenities development works.
The municipal council is to approve the works shortly after which the groundwork would commence.
Works planned include civil road development, construction of storm water drain, better solid waste management, putting up streetlights, and establishment of a recreation park at a cost of Rs. 5 crore.
All the projects would be financed under the Integrated Urban Development Mission (IUDM), according to chairman M. Selvaraj and commissioner N. Ravichandran.
A sum of Rs. 2 crore has been set aside for road development works including improvement of bitumen top surfaces in important stretches within the municipal limits such as bypass road to KVB Nagar, Vaiyapuri Nagar to Chinna Kongu Mandapam, Ramakrishnapuram, Sengunthapuram, Chinnandankoil Road, Pathaiayur Cross Street to Pillaiyar Koil Street, S. Vellalapatty Mariamman Koil Street, Narikattiyur Government Quarters, Tamil Nagar, Periyar Nagar, and JJ Garden Street, Mr. Selvaraj said.
Five works of storm water drains would be constructed on either side of the Karur-Tiruchi National Highway stretch at Gandhigramam from Double Tank to Police Beat junction, from Vidiyal Hospital to St. Teresa School, and Vairam Mahal to Ramagoundanur Road among other areas. All the five jobs would be undertaken at a cost of Rs. 1 crore, Mr. Ravichandran said. As for the solid waste management efforts, around Rs. 5 crore would be spent for improving the facilities and logistics of garbage collection, movement, and disposal.
Also on the shopping list of the municipality are 50 push carts, 75 tricycles, 100 container bins, six dumper placer lorries, 150 dumper placer bins, and one back hoe loader among other things. Improvement of facilities at the Municipal Compost Yard on the Vangal Road has been planned as part of the endeavour.