Ambattur, Tambaram taluks to be bifurcated

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Revenue Minister I. Periasami on Tuesday indicated that Ambattur and Tambaram taluks would be bifurcated.

Replying to a query of D. Sudarssanam (Congress) whether Ambattur taluk would be split into two, Mr. Periasami informed the Assembly that a similar demand for Tambaram taluk came last year from S.R. Raja, Member of the Legislative Assembly representing Tambaram constitutency.

The spade work for Tambaram had been completed. Once the work for Ambattur was over, the government would receive formal proposals. After consulting Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, action would be taken.

Responding to the question of K. Pitchandi (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) and Agri S.S. Krishnamoorthy (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) on the construction of a marriage hall from funds of the Tiruvannamalai Arunachaleswarar temple, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Minister K. R. Periakaruppan said the availability of funds was not a problem as the temple was earning an annual revenue of Rs. 6 crore and had Rs. 25 crore as deposit.

But, there were hitches in getting land. When Mr. Krishanmoorthy persisted that there were sufficient lands available with the temple which could be used for the purpose, the Minister assured him that he would visit the area in 10 days and take a decision.