Thiruvananthapuram

Corporation budget: Infrastructure development

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With a total fund allocation of around Rs 139.2 crores urban infrastructure development has been given highest priority in city Corporation’s budget for the financial year 2012-13 which was presented by deputy mayor G. Happykumar here on Monday.

Slum improvement schemes, housing projects, road repair and maintenance, rehabilitation schemes, drinking water and drainage schemes are some of the projects proposed under this sector.

The largest allocation in this sector has been made for road repair and improvement works with an outlay of Rs 60 crores. Apart from this Rs 2 crores has been provided for urgent road repair works.

EMS Housing Scheme is another project with a major allocation in the Corporation budget for 2012-13. An amount of Rs 50 crores has been allocated for the housing project. Besides this, around Rs 5 crore has been earmarked for various Centrally-sponsored slum development programes in the city.

`Suvidha’, a rehabilitation programme for street vendors with an outlay of Rs 1 crore is among the new schemes proposed under infrastructure development. The Rs 2 crore `Nagarajyothi’ total electrification scheme for coastal wards, construction of wedding hall and shopping complex at Chenkottukonam market at a cost of Rs 25 lakh, Rs 2 crore proposal for construction and conservation of playgrounds and Rs 1.5 crore project setting up of a workshop, service station and petrol pump are some other proposals made under infrastructure development.

The budget has also proposed a Rs 50 lakh project for construction of girls friendly toilets in all city schools with girl students. A Rs 10 lakh scheme for installing information boards displaying names of Corporation roads has also been proposed. Drainage and water supply lines will be extended to all Corporation wards under Rs 3 crore proposal. Besides this Rs 1 crore has been earmarked for `Sujaladhara’ scheme for distribution of drinking water in all wards of Thiruvallam zone.

Some projects which were proposed in last year’s budget but not implemented have also been repeated this time. These include construction of an environmental studies centre and nursing college at Vilappilsala (Rs 5 crore), Palayam City Trade Centre (Rs 25 lakh), Kazhakoottam market and shopping complex (Rs 50 lakhs), multi-level parking lot (Rs 1 crore), Shanthikavadom II at Kazhakoottam (Rs 1 crore), Dr Ambedkar Exam Training Centre (Rs 1 crore), short stay home (Rs 1 crore), setting up public comfort stations (Rs 10 lakh), construction of flyovers and subways (Rs 1 crore) and Rs 50 lakh project for setting up of Corporation regional office in Kazhakoottam and Nemom.

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