Infrastructure

‘Amma Maaligai’ emerges as hub

All departments of Chennai Corporation will shift to Amma Maaligai soon. Photo: G. Sribharath   | Photo Credit: G_SRIBHARATH

The Ripon Buildings annexe, to the rear of the prominent building, has been renamed Amma Maaligai. Announcing the name at the Corporation Council meeting on Thursday, Mayor Saidai Duraisamy said Amma Maaligai will emerge as a key landmark in Chennai.

Mr. Duraisamy cited the welfare measures and civic development projects implemented by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for the city before renaming the building. All departments of Chennai Corporation will shift to Amma Maaligai soon. The offices of the Mayor and Commissioner will continue to be in Ripon Buildings.

Civil work on the 1.5 lakh-sq ft Amma Maaligai has been completed at a cost of Rs. 23 crore. The building has parking space for 50 cars and 150 motorcycles. “The building has efficient space allocation for 1,000 officials, with aspects of a green building. It has been designed to consume minimal energy,” said an official of the Corporation.

A 500-seat auditorium, 100-seat conference hall and 70 toilets with facilities for persons with disability are also part of the structure. Water-cooled air-conditioning and roof heat reflective tiles with double glazed design will reduce energy consumption by 20 percent.

The building has been designed in a post-modern style, with some elements of traditional architecture. Some design elements would suit the colonial-style architecture of the Ripon Buildings.


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