Commuters and residents of Kotturpuram can now dream of a park near the MRTS (Mass Rapid Transit System) railway station. Chennai Corporation sources said that a park is likely to be developed on the land on the eastern side of Kotturpuram station.
The park is likely to be developed on the area earmarked for a commercial complex, the sources said adding that it is likely to be maintained by the Chennai Corporation.
The issue was discussed during a special review meeting held last month. The meeting also discussed encroachments on the Greenways Road and Kasturba Nagar stations on MRTS that is affecting the development works and urged the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board to provide alternate accommodation to the people encroaching the land.
On Greenways Road, there is a proposal to construct an approach bridge across B Canal just at the southern end of the station. The meeting called for removal of encroachments so that it would enhance the connectivity and accessibility to the station.
It is believed the encroachers would be shifted to alternate accommodation under the Perumbakam scheme.
It is believed the proposal to build an 18-metre link road connecting Kasturba Nagar station and Thiruvanmiyur station on the MRTS route has been hit due to encroachements on the eastern side of Thiruvanmiyur station. Sources said that due to this, the available space is for constructing only eight to nine metres of road.
As per Public Works Department (PWD) assessment, there are 103 enroachments and the package to rehabilitate those who were to be evicted has worked out to Rs 64.50lakh. The meeting urged the public works department to address the issue with the slum clearance board to provide alternative accommodation for the evicted encroachers.