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Rs 117 crore for slum rehab projects

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Deccan Chronicle             10.01.2014

Rs 117 crore for slum rehab projects

Chennai: Chief minister Jaya­lali­thaa has sanctioned a sum of Rs 117.15 crore for the Sl­um Clearance Board tow­ards construction of 1,472 homes for rehabilitation of slum-dwellers and other poor families residing at Kakanji Nagar in ward 96 of the Chennai corporati­on, a release said.

The multi-storeyed tenements will be constructed on the outskirts of the city at Athipattu near Amb­attur.  The project has also received an additional Rs  42.68 crore as part of the state government fund. “The individual homes will have a total area of 271 square feet with two rooms, a kitchen, balcony and a toilet area,” slum cl­e­arance board officials said in a release.

The Slum Clearance Board is also engaged in the construction of an ad­ditional 8,048 multi-sto­reyed homes at Kan­nagi Nagar near Okkiyam Tho­ra­ipakkam in addition to the existing 15,656 homes already constructed at the site and have been handed over to the poor and roadside dwellers from across the city.

The ambitious Kannagi Nagar project had been taken to clear illegal roadside tenements across the city and thousands of families who lived in huts and roadside tenements were gradually moved to the new homes built at Kannagi Nagar, the release added.

Due to the sudden surge in population due to the relocation of slum dwe­llers from across the city, the state government has taken adequate measures to ensure that these people have enough transport facilities to commute to the city for work.

“Hence, the existing bus terminus in Kannagi Na­gar is being expanded to accommodate the parking of 20 buses. An administrative office and a time keeper’s office will also be set up soon. The chief minister has allocated Rs 2 crore towards the expansion of the bus terminus,” state officials said in a release.


67,000 vie for 102 CMDA plots in Maraimalai Nagar

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The Times of India          08.01.2014

67,000 vie for 102 CMDA plots in Maraimalai Nagar

CHENNAI : Residential plots in Maraimalai Nagar, put on sale by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA), are the most sought-after, if the number of applications is any indication. Monday was the last date for applications.

As many as 66,950 of the 77,725 applications received were for 102 plots in Maraimalai Nagar. According to a senior official, CMDA received 10,500 applications for 82 residential plots in Manali New Town, 250 applications for four shops at the Koyambedu wholesale market complex and 25 for 154 vacant plots at iron and steel market in Sathangadu.

There were few takers for vacant plots in Sathangadu as it is of utility only for traders in iron and steel. The number of applications for the Gudalur plots was not available.

All 25 applicants who applied for vacant plots at Sathangadu are expected to get plots as there were fewer applications than available plots. The remaining plots will be put on sale again, the official said. CMDA made 7.77 crore through a nonrefundable registration fee of 1,000 from each applicant.

Razia Begum, who applied for Maraimalai Nagar plots, said, "I applied for plots in Maramaial Nagar as it is a developing area. There are many industrial units and Sipcot nearby. Besides, commuting to the city is easier because it is connected by road and rail.

The plots offered range from 300sqft to 3,000sqft at prices between 1.25 lakh and 25.4 lakh.

Buyers will be selected through a draw of lots on February 8. 


Jaya Opens 8K Tenements Near Thoraipakkam

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The New Indian Express             24.12.2013

Jaya Opens 8K Tenements Near Thoraipakkam

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday inaugurated 10,867 multi-storey tenements across the State, constructed at a cost of `441.50 crore. 

She also inaugurated drinking water projects in six districts established at a cost of `21 crore.

The 10,867 tenements include the 6,000 new multi-storey tenements at Ezhil Nagar Okkiyam Thoraippakkam built at a cost of `228.60 crore, another 2,048 tenements in Okkiyam Thoraippakkam built at a cost of `106.11 crore and the 628 tenements constructed in Nochi Nagar at a cost of `45.39 crore. The tenements located in other parts of the State are: Ammankulam (Coimbatore dt - 792 tenements), Machuvadi (Pudukottai municipality - 96 tenements), Santhaipettai (Pudukottai - 84 tenements), VOC Nagar (Tirunelveli - 207 tenements), Doraisingh Nagar (Tuticorin - 78 tenements), MGR Nagar (Namakkal - 342 tenements), Ezhil Nagar Part-II (Hosur - 192 tenements), Erumapalayam (Salem - 400 tenements) Each tenement is built in an area ranging from 270 sq.ft to 357 sq.ft and construction cost  ranges from `2 64 lakh to `7.23 lakh. The multi-storey tenements have all basic amenities apart from library, small shops, ration shops, borewell and parks.

The CM also inaugurated drinking water projects in six districts - Erode (Aappakudal), Tiruchy (Uppiliapuram) Tiruvannamalai (Anakkavur panchayat union), Kanchipuram (Kattankulathur Panchayat Union), Vellore (Valajah Panchayat Union) and Kanyakumari (Melpuram Panchayat Union) - set up at a cost of `21.47 crore.


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