“Preparations on for DPR of Chennai Peripheral Ring Road”

Preparations are on for undertaking Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the 162-km-long Chennai Peripheral Ring Road, connecting Mamallapuram with Ennore, Governor K. Rosaiah told the Assembly on Friday.

Considering the importance of road network of high quality in spurring economic growth and equitable development, the State government sanctioned Rs.3,623 crore for the improvement and maintenance of roads this year.

Besides, it sanctioned 121 new bridges at a cost of Rs.235 crore with the assistance of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.

The government also initiated steps for developing a deep water port at Nagapattinam under public-private-partnership, the Governor said in his address to the Assembly.

Since non-availability of suitable land was a major hurdle in attracting new investments, the State government was considering a comprehensive policy to address the issues related to acquisition of land for industrial purposes.

The government was committed to creating an Integrated Land Record Management System by functionally integrating the departments of Revenue Administration, Land Administration, Registration and Survey and Settlement. Land Records Management Centres were being created in 21 taluks of Kancheepuram and Tirunelveli districts under the National Land Records Modernisation programme, he said.

Tenders would be soon floated for Udangudi and Ennore thermal power projects with a total capacity of 2,640 MW. A global tender had already been floated for the 660-MW Ennore expansion project.

The second and third units of Vallur thermal power plant were expected to be commissioned by March and October, while two units of 600 MW each at North Chennai would be started by April and May.

The decision to convert the new building in the Omandurar Government Estate into a multi-super specialty hospital would strengthen tertiary health care facilities in the State by providing expert treatment for serious ailments to the economically weaker, the Governor said.

  • 121 new bridges have been sanctioned at a cost of Rs.235 crore

  • Steps initiated for developing a deep water port at Nagapattinam