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CHENNAI: Vellore will be a Municipal Corporation from April, said Finance Minister K. Anbazhagan in the Assembly on Thursday. “In the coming financial year, Vellore, will be upgraded a Municipal Corporation.”

The town will be the ninth Corporation in the State. The government will establish Emergency Trauma Care Centres – with Central aid – in Vellore Medical College at a cost of Rs. 7 crore, in Krishnagiri District headquarters Hospital at a cost of Rs. 3 crore and in Kilpauk Medical College at a cost of Rs. 8 crore.

Vellore would also get a new nursing school, along with Theni.

A leather sector special economic zone will be set up on 260 acres at Ranipet.

The government is also planning an Information Technology park in the district.

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