CM Gives Slum-free City Plan Wings

Announces construction of 10,000 multi-storey residential quarters at Rs 825 crore in Chennai, other towns

Published: 16th July 2014 07:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2014 09:55 AM   |  A+A-


In this file photo, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa. (PTI)

CHENNAI: With a view to realising the goals set in Vision 2023, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced that 10,000 multi-storey residential tenements would be built in Chennai and other important towns of the State, at a total cost of Rs 825 crore. While 1,360 residential plots would be created at Navalpattu in Tiruchy district at a cost of Rs 20.53 crore, the 534 residential quarters which are in a dilapidated condition at Nochikuppam in Chennai would be rebuilt at an estimated Rs 48 crore.

“As part of Vision 2023 and under the slum-free cities plan of the Union and State governments, the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board will build 10,000 multi-storey tenements in first phase”, the Chief Minister said in a suo motu statement under Rule 11o, in the State Assembly.

While the Centre would contribute 50 per cent of the cost, the State would contribute 40 per cent. The beneficiaries would have to pay 10 per cent of the cost, she said and added that  during last year, the floor space of tenements was increased to 397 sq.ft by her. The tenements to be constructed now would have 400 sq.ft and fans and lighting arrangements would be provided. Apart from these, basic amenities like roads, streetlights, drinking water and drainage facilities would also be created.

Rebuilding the Nochikuppam tenements would be in accordance with Coastal Zone Regulation Rules and the construction would start after securing permission from the Lighthouse Authority and the CMDA, she said.

The multi-category residential plots at Navalpattu on Trichy-Pudukottai Highway Junction would come up in an area of 68.82 acres. Of the 1360 plots, 690 would be allocated for the Lower Income Group while 475 plots would go to the Middle Income Group. Rest of the 195 plots would be allocated to Higher Income Group.

The Chief Minister also explained that the works on rebuilding the tenements at Nochikuppam could not be taken up for a long time since those residing in these flats sought additional tenements for their extended families. Now, tenements would be allotted only to those residing there while their extended families would be allotted tenements at Okkiyam Thoraipakkam.

Maraimalai Nagar has been developed in 1,915 acres as part of the First Master Plan for the Chennai Metropolitan City. Now, considering the ever increasing housing needs around Maraimalai Nagar, it has been decided to develop the 222 acres in Kadambur village as a self-sufficient residential area. Residential plots would be created for LIG, MIG, HIG and Economically Weaker Sections.

The lake in Kadambur village which spreads in an area of 58 acres would be developed as a entertainment sport facility. As such, ecological balance would be maintained in this area.

Jayalalithaa said a multi-storey office building would be built at Koyambedu  at a cost of Rs 63.25 crore. It would come up in a space of 1.90 lakh sq.ft with three basement floors and one stilt floor besides eight floors. The offices of CMDA and other government departments would be housed here.

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