The Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor worth Rs 64.48 billion is expected to become a reality as the Tamil Nadu Government has passed a bill to amend the Tamil Nadu Industrial Township Area Development Authority Act, 1997 (TNITADA).
The Tamil Nadu government's decision to construct bridges roads in Madurai and its suburbs will aid in preventing road mishaps and easing traffic jams. At a a three-day annual conference of collectors and police officers in Chennai last week the Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced this.
Responding to wide range of public complaints the Tamil Nadu government has allocated Rs 18.25 crore for road works in Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal is a renowned hill tourist spot but its roads are not that much amusing for the visiting tourists.
In Chennai, Rs 43 crore has been allotted by the Tamil Nadu government for widening a small stretch of Grand Southern Trunk Road in Irumbuliyur, Tambaram. Lot of mishaps have taken place on the stretch. A Government Order to this effect from the Highways and Minor Ports Department was passed earlier this month.
The Tamil Nadu government is likely to get Rs 8,583 crore for various road projects of 1,678 km of length. The road works are expected to commence from next year, Rajeev Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Highways and Minor Ports, said in Chennai on October 7.
The Tamil Nadu government has decided to revive water bodies in the Chennai metropolitan area (CMA) and the waterways around it. Through a master plan, the vanishing lakes in areas such as Ambattur of the city will be restored in a phased manner. A master plan for a phased restoration of these water bodies as well as waterways is all set to be prepared.
To construct phase-II of Chennai Outer Ring Road, from Nemilichery to Minjur, the Tamil Nadu government has recently given its nod to a consortium of Ashoka Buildcon and GVR Infra Projects. Work on phase-I of the ORR, from Vandalur to Nemilichery, is nearing completion. On completion, the 61.65-km-long road will form a semicircle around the city and help decongest Chennai’s roads. It will act as a major link and connect four national highways — NH 4, NH 5, NH 45 and NH 205.
The Tamil Nadu government has ordered the construction of 47 godowns across the state to ensure an uninterrupted supply of foodgrains in the public distribution system. The godowns would come up in Thanjavur, Coimbatore, Krishnagiri, Villupuram, Pudukkottai, Sivaganga, Namakkal, Kancheepuram, Tiruvannamalai, Tirupur, Tuticorin, Tiruvallur, Trichy, Karur, Ramanathapuram, Erode, Dharmapuri, Salem and Vellore.