The Madurai Corporation has planned to develop two more parks in addition to the present four parks under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme. At present, four parks are being developed at the cost of Rs 2.73 crore under the AMRUT scheme for 2017-20. The two proposed parks – one at Santhosh Nagar in Ward-3 and the other at Vivekananda Nagar in Ward-27 – are to be developed at Rs 82.44 lakh.
As reported, the civic body has also selected 22 important roads to be laid and re-laid at Rs 6 crore. It is also planning to construct sewage water pumping station and a pumping main unit at Rs 81 lakh at Vaigai North Bank Road in Ward-9.
A resolution to develop new facilities to chlorinate drinking water through chlorine cylinders at various pumping stations like Tirupparankundram, Avaniyapuram, Kochadai and Melakkal was also reportedly passed.
The recently proposed projects under the Smart City scheme include round the clock drinking water supply plan at Rs 120 crore, a shopping point for tourists at Rs 6.99 crore, strengthening the Vaigai river banks at Rs 113 crore, development of historic relics at Rs 63 crore, reconstruction of Periyar Bus Terminal at Rs 143.74 crore with modern facilities, vehicle parking at Old Central Market area at Rs 28.97 crore and solid waste collection plan at Rs 10 crore.