CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced infrastructure projects to the tune of Rs 125.28 crore for Dindigul and Thanjavur Corporations whose status was upgraded from municipalities to Corporations last year.
In a statement here, the Chief Minister said during the past three years, as many as 454 works, including drinking water projects, stormwater drains, roads and solid waste management works have been taken up at a cost of Rs 61.50 crore in Thanjavur Corporation. Similarly, in Dindigul Corporation, 119 works have been completed at an expenditure of Rs 29.15 crore.
Besides, the State government has given administrative sanction for implementing a drinking water upgrade project at a cost of Rs 70.50 crore to get 26 MLD of water per day from the Kamarajar Sagar dam drinking water project for Dindigul town.
Drinking water development works worth (Rs 45.69 crore), refurbishing roads damaged by works on underground sewerage project (Rs 25 crore), improvement of Sivagangai Park (Rs 5 crore), laying pavements along roads (Rs 1 crore), installing new streetlights in all roads (Rs 75 lakh) and setting up public conveniences (Rs 4.99 crore) are among the new infrastructure developmental works announced by the Chief Minister for Thanjavur Corporation.
For Dindigul Corporation, she has announced the following new projects to be implemented at a total cost of Rs 42.85 crore: Installing signboards and traffic signals showing the directions for tourist spots and other places (Rs 2.50 crore), setting up of rainwater harvesting facilities (Rs 1.35 crore), constructing new office building for Dindigul Corporation with amenities for public, officials, elected representatives (Rs 5 crore), upgrading the bus stops, toilet facilities and main bus stand etc (Rs 5 crore), upgradation of roads to a stretch of 65 km (Rs 17.50 crore), setting up stormwater drains (Rs 10 crore) and setting up of modern toilets in 10 places (Rs 1.50 crore).