Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has inaugurated a slew of housing projects of the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB). In all, she inaugurated 4,608 housing units, built at a cost of `212.79 crore. She also inaugurated a 12-acre Truck Parking Yard in Manjambakkam and an office building for the TNSCB through videoconferencing at a function held at the Secretariat on Monday. The biggest of the housing projects Jayalalithaa inaugurated were a `175.36 crore colony at Ezhil Nagar in Perumbakkam, near Chennai, with 3,936 units.
Also inaugurated were 432 housing units costing `25.82 crore in Srirangam and 240 housing units costing `11.61 crore in Orathanadu’s Anna Nagar. The apartments range from 310 to 394 sq ft with an estimated construction cost of `4.46 to `5.98 lakh, a government statement said.
The housing complexes have also been provided with basic amenities such as electricity connection, drinking water, sewage clearance, street lighting, concrete and tarred roads, concrete footpaths, rain water harvesting facilities, deep bore wells, milk booths, fair price shops and anganwadis.
Jayalalithaa also inaugurated a 12-acre Truck Parking Yard in Manjambakkam in Chennai’s north. The yard has been created at a cost of `22 crore as part of the second master plan of the CMDA, and is expected to ease congestion around Madhavaram. The yard has been provided with basic amenities like drinking water, toilets and high-mast lights. She also inaugurated the newly built two-storey office building to house TNSCB’s division office at Tiruchy’s Jailpettai, set up at a cost of `60 lakh.