By January End All Battered Roads Would be Repaired: Jaya

Published: 13th December 2015 06:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2015 06:58 PM   |  A+A-


PUDUCHERY: Chief minister N Rangasamy has said that the work for repair of roads damaged in the rain would commence within three days . The  tender to repair the rain damaged roads  has already been floated and the work order would be given.

The Chief minister who held  a meeting with  senior officials of the PWD and municipalities at his office last night, later said that  the road repairing works would be completed  before January end.

He said tat  water has stagnated in several areas including  Nadesan nagar, Pavanar Nagar and Venkatanagar and the officials have been  directed to  renovate the drainage channels  and to construct new channels on a war footing for proper drainage of water and  prevent the recurrence of  the recent situation  in future. The officials were also advised to take necessary steps to prevent  any outbreak of infectious diseases and to drain water from the areas where it remained  still stagnated.

He said a committee has been constituted to go into the issue of encroachment of drainages  and it is conducting investigations .After proper survey ,the encroachments would be removed and new drainages and channels would he constructed.

Rain relief  distribution from Next week : Rangasmay said that the distribution of rain relief would commence next week. A sum of Rs.153 crores  have been allocated for the purpose  and additional funds have been sought from the centre  and is awaiting the same. The chief minister who said that an additional Rs.500 crores was sought from the centre for the state plan sector  added that the rain relief of Rs.4000 each to ration card holders would be provided on Friday next. Since, the money  has to come from a Mumbai Bank, the delay, he added.

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