TAMIL NADU

Public opinion sought regarding development plans in Salem



Staff Reporter

Urban Development Fund - III to provide financial assistance

Creation of a new water scheme Construction of a truck terminal on the outskirtsExpansion of the New Integrated Bus Stand

SALEM: The Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Limited (TUIFSL) and its consultant Anna University had sought opinion from the public regarding the long-term infrastructure development plans of the Salem Corporation at a meeting held here recently.

Representative of the TUIFSL Rajkumar and Professor Abdul Razzaq from Anna University, Chennai, held discussions with the Mayor R. Sureshkumar, Commissioner T.T.Balsamy and representatives of resident welfare organisations and social service organisations regarding the utility and viability of the Corporation's long-term plans.

Infrastructure

The plans of the Corporation included creation of a new water scheme to the city with the Panamarathupatti Lake as water source, establishment of a park, construction of a truck terminal on the outskirts of the city, expansion of the New Integrated Bus Stand, setting up of an integrated traffic management system, conservation of energy and providing modern facilities to the crematoriums. The meeting pointed out the inadequate infrastructure facilities in the city. "We have explained the necessity of implementing these plans in order to meet the infrastructure requirements of burgeoning population of the city. The TUIFSL and its consultant have responded positively to our development plans," Mr. Balsamy said.

After analysing the public opinion, the TUFISL would recommend financial aid for preparing the project reports, the Tamil Nadu Urban Development Fund - III would provide the financial assistance.

During the discussions, representatives of resident welfare organisations urged the Corporation to implement the Solid Waste Management Project (SWMP), which was yet to take off following problems in identifying a suitable land for setting up a waste disposal site.

Dump yard

The Corporation had planned to form another committee consisting Corporation officials and representatives of resident welfare organisations and social service organisations to locate a suitable land for the dump yard. Already, a couple of committees were set up and several meetings were held.

But they were yet to come up with any fruitful plan to sort out the problems in the execution of SWMP.



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