N. Anand

Major portion of contract is meant for Thervoy Kandigai

Most of the two-lane roads within these parks will connect state or national highways

“We hope to complete around 60 per cent of the work by December”

CHENNAI: The State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT) will invest around Rs.200 crore to provide and upgrade basic infrastructural facilities in its industrial parks, complexes and growth centres to attract more investors in the current year.

As per the plan, SIPCOT will lay roads, construct storm water drains and culverts, make provision for water supply, street light and sewerage systems, construct buildings, fencing and compound walls and plant trees in industrial parks, complexes and growth centres.

“This year, around 48 per cent of the amount will be spent on building roads, drains and culverts, while 36 per cent for installing water supply system. Last year, we invested Rs.153 crore, of which two-thirds were meant for roads and drains. We hope to complete around 60 per cent of the work by December and the balance before March 2011,” according to S. Vincent, special project manager, SIPCOT.

N. Govindan, SIPCOT Chairman and Managing Director, said most of the two-lane roads laid within these industrial parks, complexes and growth centres will connect State or national highways.

Around Rs.34 crore has been set aside for providing external road link to Thervoy Kandigai and the work will be completed in six months.

Similarly, Siruseri Road project will cost Rs.23.50 crore and connectivity to Bargur will cost Rs.18.70 crore.

Besides, a 6.1-km external road connecting NH-66 to SIPCOT SEZ will be laid at a cost of Rs.13.20 crore with ASIDE grant.

The other places to be covered during this year include Oragadam, Pillaipakkam, Mappedu, Irungattukottai, Perundurai, Hosur, Cuddalore, Nilakottai and Gangaikondan.

A major portion of the work contract is meant for Thervoy Kandigai (Rs.88.80 crore), followed by Siruseri (Rs.25.71 crore), Bargur SEZ (Rs.19.45 crore) and Perundurai (Rs.17.25 crore). Funds are also being spent on places like Nilakottai, Ranipet, Cheyyar and Mappedu ranging from Rs.79 lakh to Rs.1.70 crore.

SIPCOT is also preparing a comprehensive plan for strengthening of infrastructural facilities in the Sriperumbudur area to meet the requirement of industrial workers and their families relating to housing, education, health and entertainment. About 150 acres has been proposed for this purpose.

At present such facilities are being provided at Oragadam and Thervoy Kandigai, Mr. Govindan said.