According to Tamil Nadu State Highways Minister EV Velu, the Rs. 545 crore Madurai-Natham four-lane highway is monitored by the central government's National Highways Authority of India.
TN Budget 2021: PTR presents budget sans populist measures, says time not ripe for fiscal consolidation
Finance Secretary S Krishnan said the aim of the government is to allocate much of the funds borrowed on capital expenditure.
Initially, the DMK government has sought more time before signing the agreement with the World Bank as the state wanted full ownership of what they are going to sign.
The Finance Minister also said that work on the 16km first phase extension from Chennai Airport to Kilambakkam where the new bus terminus is coming will start soon.
The TN budget's biggest announcement was made upon the intructions of CM MK Stalin, PTR said, of a move that will be widely cheered.
The region lacks equitable development, resulting in huge migration of workforce from Madurai, Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli districts to Chennai and Coimbatore.
Decisions to this effect were taken at the Business Advisory Committee meeting of the State Assembly, chaired by Assembly Speaker M Appavu.
A reading of the White Paper hints that the State government may be considering hikes in power tariff, property tax, motor vehicle tax, and water cess.
The weightage for the area criteria and the introduction of forest cover also affected State, the paper stated.
In an official statement, Thiagarajan said, “Palaniswami has issued a false claim that the DMK government is mulling to revive lottery sales.”
During the first wave of the Covid outbreak, people donated about Rs 400 crore in 14 months - from March, 2020 to May 6, 2021.
In May, no bookie would have put money on an understated Southern politician becoming India’s most progressive leader.
Palanivel Thiagarajan said it is currently not possible to decrease fuel prices, and blamed the Central government, saying it tripled the tax per litre from Rs 10.39 in 2014 to Rs 32.90 now.
He also urged the Council to approach the issue of deciding tax ratio for items relating to Covid treatment with compassion.
The benefits of various relief measures announced by the RBI should also reach the intended beneficiaries.”