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Perambur flyover to be named after Maran

New link: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi inaugurating the Perambur flyover in Chennai on Sunday. Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is in the picture.

New link: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi inaugurating the Perambur flyover in Chennai on Sunday. Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is in the picture.  

Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi inaugurated the Perambur flyover on Sunday and announced it would be named after former Union Minister Murasoli Maran.

Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Karunanidhi said: “Political parties should cooperate with one another and give up animosity, when there is a need for welfare measures for the people.”

He observed that political parties in many States did not nurture animosity when there was a need to take development initiatives. Assuring the people that the government would take measures to construct more bridges in north Chennai, he said that the newly inaugurated flyover would serve as a bridge that would link Tamils. Commending Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin at the function, he said: “I consider him as the Minister who assists me.”

The Rs.51-crore flyover has been constructed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission with the Centre's grant of 35 per cent of the project cost. The State government has provided 15 per cent of the project cost as an interest-free loan and the rest has been borne by the Corporation of Chennai, he said.

Mr. Stalin said that had other political parties willed, the flyover could have been completed a few years ago.

The flyover would serve as a crucial link according to Niranjan Mardi, Secretary to Government, Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department.

This year, eight locations in north Chennai would have new facilities, said Mayor M. Subramanian.

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