CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated 1,732 multi-storey tenements built by Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board in various districts, 132 higher income group and middle income group multi-storey tenements of Tamil Nadu Housing Board in three districts and spacious wholesale foodgrain market with 492 shops at Koyambedu, through video conferencing at the Secretariat on July 20.
The Rs 210.59 crore projects include the 288 multi-storey tenements constructed at a cost of Rs 15.89 crore at Jailpettai in Tiruchy by the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board, 1,424 multi-storey tenements in Vandavasi (Tiruvannamalai dt), Pattinamkathan (Ramanathapuram dt), Iluppur (Pudukottai dt), Pillaiyarpatti Part II (Thanjavur dt), Anaiyur (Virudhunagar dt), Palladam, Arivoli Nagar (Tirupur dt), 132 high income group and middle income group multi-storey tenements at Thanjavur, Mahakavi Bharathi Nagar in Chennai, Tharappadavedu village in Vellore district, constructed at a cost of Rs 38.81 crore.
She also inaugurated the new foodgrain market with 492 shops constructed at a cost of Rs 69 crore at the Koyambedu wholesale market premises, double decker parking lot established at the Koyambedu bus terminus on behalf of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, at a cost of Rs 20 crore.
In RK Nagar constituency, due to Ennore-Manali Harbour Road extension, 94 families have to be shifted to a multi storey tenement being built at Tondiarpet. Each family is to be given a compensation of Rs 20,000. Commencing the issuance of allotment orders and disbursal of compensation, the Chief Minister presented orders and cheques to five families at the Secretariat.
Housing Minister R Vaithilingam, Government Chief Whip K Manoharan, Chief Secretary K Gnanadesikan, Tamil Nadu Housing Board Chairman, Murugaiah Pandian, Advisor to the State government Sheela Balakrishnan and senior officials were present on the occasion.