Lessons From Moulivakkam

The foundations of a number of buildings, including the multi-storey parking lot under construction at the Chetpet Lake-cum-Eco Park, will be stronger.

Published: 25th July 2015 01:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2015 01:22 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:The foundations of a number of buildings, including the multi-storey parking lot under construction at the Chetpet Lake-cum-Eco Park,  will be stronger as additional care has been taken in the aftermath of the Moulivakkam building collapse last year, said sources in the Fisheries Department.

According to sources, there was this fear as the buildings would come up in the vicinity of a water table. Due to this, structural engineering experts from IIT-Madras were roped in to ensure that the buildings were sturdier.

Apart from the parking lot, the 16-acre site will house a repair workshop, maintenance office and few other buildings.

For a lake-view

A road on the bund under the Guruswamy Bridge on the lake bund has been proposed. A three-foot wall with a fence will separate the boundary of the lake with this bund. Pedestrians walking towards the Poonamallee High Road will be able to view the lake and the eco-park while taking the walk, officials said.

Accessibility to Modes of Transport

Apart from the upcoming Kilpauk Metro station at the Northern entrance, the Chetpet Lake cum Eco Park will also be accessible at the Southern gate for those alighting at the Chetpet Railway station, which is the site’s neighbour.

Plethora of Facilities

  •   Multi-storey Parking Lot: 66 cars and 100 two-wheelers
  •   Fishing Pond: Only public angling facility in the state
  •   Boating Dock: Only family boating place inside Chennai city limits. Currently six boats planned for the dock
  •  Lake-facing Restaurants
  •  Amphitheatre
  •  Jogging Tracks
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