Rs.418.3-lakh infrastructure works for Tuticorin district

Staff Reporter

Emergency municipal council meeting

Reconstruction/strengthening of roads on 30 stretches Construction of storm water drains and culverts New water supply distribution lines are coming up Development of park on Tuticorin- Tirunelveli highway

Tuticorin: An emergency municipal council meeting held here on Friday has decided to carry out infrastructure development works worth Rs. 418.3 lakhs before the end of the fiscal.

Addressing the councillors, S. Daniel Raj, Municipal Chairman, said the works included reconstruction/strengthening of roads on 30 stretches (Rs 273.5 lakhs), construction of storm water drains and culverts in four places (Rs 27.50 lakhs), establishment of water supply distribution lines (Rs 82.30 lakhs) and development of the park situated on Tuticorin- Tirunelveli highway (Rs 35 lakhs).

The roads that would be strengthened included South Raja Street, Davispuram East Street, Doovepuram Second Street, Perumalpuram Main Road and S. S. Street, among others.

The new water supply distribution lines are going to come up at Muniasamypuram, Chinnamani Nagar, Bhoopalrayapuram, State Bank Colony, Sundaravelpuram, Ganesh Nagar/ L.R.G Colony, Azhagesapuram East and P & T Colony.

According to the chairman, provision of supply lines would enhance the water distribution capacity in the town.

Mr. Raj said that 90 per cent of the total amount of Rs.418.3 lakhs envisaged for the projects would be obtained as grants under a Central scheme, Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT), and the rest of the amount would be borrowed as loans through the Infrastructure Funding Scheme of the Tamil Nadu Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation.

Municipal Engineer (ME) Rajagopal and Municipal Vice- Chairman Manoj Kumar were present.

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