Vandiyur Kanmoi modernisation project begins
As announced by the chief minister, Rs 50 crore has been allocated under the development and infrastructure fund for the tank's beautification.
MADURAI: The beautification work of Vandiyur tank, equipped with modern facilities to attract tourists in the city, commenced on Sunday. Minister P Moorthy, along with minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan inaugurated the Boomi puja.
Officials said the Vandiyur Kanmoi has been drilled to permanently store water in order to increase the groundwater level in Vandiyur, Melamadai, Managiri, Dharildar Nagar, Anna Nagar, KK nagar and other areas of the Madurai Municipal Corporation. As announced by the chief minister, Rs 50 crore has been allocated under the development and infrastructure fund for the tank's beautification.
மதுரை மாவட்டம்,வண்டியூர் கண்மாய் ( மேற்கு மற்றும் வடக்கு பகுதி) அழகுபடுத்துதல் (ம) மேம்படுத்துதல் பணிக்கான பூமி பூஜையில் மாண்புமிகு தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பத்துறை அமைச்சர் அவர்களுடன் கலந்து கொண்டு பணிகளை தொடங்கி வைத்தார்கள். pic.twitter.com/yRSZGCQxmi— பி மூர்த்தி (@pmoorthy21) July 16, 2023
"Vandiyur Kanmoi, which is spread across 550 acres of land, is one of the major tourist attractions in the city apart from the temples. However, visitors throng the tank only during seasonal time to see migratory birds. The additional facilities will make the Kanmoi a much more prominent tourist attraction. The routine maintenance will ensure that the tank does not get polluted, which will aid in recharging the ground water table." said Abishek, a resident.
Meditation centre with refreshments
Karate training centre
Sewage treatment plants
Box: Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan took part in various events held in the city. He inaugurated the revamped corporation school at Anuppanadi. Seven toilets, three modern smart toilets, head teacher's room, teachers' room and various facilities have been set up at a total cost of Rs 95 lakh. (Rs 47.5 lakh from the CSR fund of Velammal hospital and Rs 47.5 lakh from the 'Namakku Naame' scheme) Minister inaugurated the newly built Corporation High School.
Solid waste management of garbage collected in 100 wards of the corporation was carried out. As many as 40 light vehicles have been purchased at an estimated cost of Rs 2.87 crore under the 15th Central Finance Committee scheme to speed up sanitation work. The minister flagged off the newly purchased vehicles.