CII unveils proposal to make Chennai 'Megapolitan City'

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Chennai, Dec 19 (UNI) The confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has unveiled a proposal to make Chennai a 'Megapolitan City' by redefining the Marakkanam, Arakkonam and Pulicat regions.

The MAP would be a 'model city master plan' to be replicated in the rest of the world, the proposal said.

The proposal based on a study by the CII, said Chennai was surrounded by many micro satellites or potential urban centres and MAP could be a solution to infrastructure problems, create more employment opportunities and affordable living conditions with world class amenities.

The MAP could help sustain ecology, develop a balanced ecosystem and protect the agriculture potential areas, increase GDP productivity, attract FDIs to the tune of about 15 billion dollars and make the state number one destination for investments and employment opportunities in the country, it said.

Marakkanam was a Panchayat town in Villupuram district, Arakkonam was a mid-sized town in Vellore district and Pulicat was a town in the Tiruvallur district.

The MAP region would consist of other hubs like Kancheepuram, Madurantakam, Sriperumbudur and Ennore with each of them having four to five sub nodes connected to them.

Each of these are to be linked by a major high speed corridor with eight to ten lanes, and will also be linked by a Metro Rail System.

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