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Tiruchi Corporation draws up surplus budget

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The Hindu     07.04.2017

Tiruchi Corporation draws up surplus budget

Total revenue for the fiscal will be Rs. 402.65 crore

The Tiruchi Corporation Budget for 2017-18 projects a surplus of Rs. 98 lakh.

According to the budget estimates, the total revenue for the fiscal will be Rs. 402.65 crore against the expenditure of Rs. 401.67 crore.

The Corporation has proposed to construct two shopping complexes in the city in an attempt to augment its revenue. It has proposed to construct a shopping mall at Travellers Bungalow on Bharathidasan Road.

A sum ofRs. 20 crore will be spent for the project by availing subsidy under the State Innovation Fund.

The proposal said that there was sufficient space at the complex for constructing a spacious complex.

Since it was located close to the Lawsons Road and Reynolds Road, where a number of residential colonies and commercial complexes were located, the proposed shopping complex is expected to generate good revenue.

The second shopping complex will be built at 7th cross in Thillai Nagar. A sum ofRs. 12 crore will be spent for the project with the grant of State Innovation fund.

The Local Planning Authority had already granted project approval for the shopping complex on August 27, 2015.

N. Ravichandran, Commissioner cum Special Officer, told The Hindu that the shopping complexes were aimed at improving financial position of the Corporation. The Travellers Bungalow complex had 76,230 square feet of space.

However, it was under utilised for so long. The Detailed Project Reports for the shopping complexes would be prepared shortly for getting administrative sanction.

Mr. Ravichandran said a sum of Rs. 12 crore had been earmarked for laying of new roads and formation of footpath during the current fiscal. New roads will be laid to the length of 17.68 km. About Rs. 2 crore will be spent on improving and proper maintenance of public parks at Sanjeevi Nagar, Devar Nagar, Diraviyam Pillai Park, Dr. Renganathan Park, Pookkulam Park, Rengasamy Park and Bhagavathipuram Park.

In addition to this, he said that it has been proposed to develop roads to the length of 37.69 km along with storm water facility by availing funds under the Tamil Nadu Urban Road Infrastructure Development Fund during 2017-18.

Under the General Fund, it was proposed to upgrade various roads to the length of 77 km at an estimate of Rs. 10.50 crore.


On the anvil

Corporation to construct a shopping mall at Travellers Bungalow on Bharathidasan Road

Another shopping complex will be built at 7th cross in Thillai Nagar

Rs. 12 crore has been earmarked for laying of new roads and formation of footpath


 

 

Use water judiciously: municipality

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The Hindu      07.04.2017 

Use water judiciously: municipality

With supply of Cauvery River water to those residing in Rasipuram Municipality stopping, officials have asked them to use the available water judiciously.

Municipal Commissioner Krishnamoorthy said that water was supplied to the municipality by the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD) through the Rasipuram - Edappadi Combined Water Supply Scheme. Water was drawn from River Cauvery at Nedunkulam village and treated and distributed to the citizens.

Due to poor discharge of water from Stanley Reservoir at Mettur Dam, the flow of water in the river has also dropped. The water does not reach the drawing point. Hence, from April 4, Cauvery could not be supplied to the people.

The commissioner said that people should not waste water from wells and borewells.

 

Three urban primary health centres to be upgraded

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The Hindu      06.04.2017  

Three urban primary health centres to be upgraded

Three urban primary health centres (UPHCs) in corporation limits will be upgraded to 30-bedded centres at a cost of Rs. 1.50 crore each.

As per the Urban Health Care Delivery Model, one UPHC should be established for a population of 50,000. As per the Census 2011, the population in corporation limit is 8.25 lakh and 16 UPHCs were already functioning in the city limits. Recently, new buildings were established for six centres, while 10 existing centres were renovated.

Under the model, one 30-bedded Upgraded Primary Health Centre can be established for a population of 2.5 lakh.

Based on the Census 2011, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare sanctioned Rs. 4.50 crore for upgrading the existing UPHCs in Kumarasamipatti, Anna Hospital and one in Annathanapatti.

Funds were sanctioned from the National Urban Health Mission and 10 per cent of the cost was released for each centre for initiating the work.

Officials said that the upgraded centre will have adequate facilities where surgeries can be performed. Tender process will be initiated and work will begin soon. Funds will be released by the Centre in each stage, they added.

 


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