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Work on memorial pillar progressing at fast pace

Staff Reporter

To mark upgrade of Erode Municipality to corporation

ERODE: To mark the formation of Erode Corporation a pillar would be built in front of the office at a cost of Rs. 10 lakh. The construction work of the pillar is fast progressing. The Municipal office is getting a facelift too.

The Erode Municipal Council chairman, K. Kumar Murugesh, who will be the first Mayor of the newly formed corporation said: “Already the Government has announced the granting of more than Rs. 200 crore for works to be carried out in the Municipal Corporation area. They would be executed in a phased manner.”

Already Erode is getting a revenue of Rs. 38 crore and when it is made a corporation by including neighbouring municipalities and panchayats, the revenue will be more than Rs. 50 crore annually.

Area

Mr. Murugesh said the 136-year-old Erode Municipality, which was formed in 1871, will be around 160 sq km once it became a corporation.

He said without taxing the residents, development works will be carried out.

On Monday, the Director of Municipalities, Niranjan Mardy, visited Erode and held discussions with Municipal officials regarding the upgrading of Erode Municipality into corporation.

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