TN: Schemes to shore up civic amenities

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Tiruchirapalli, Nov 8: Tiruchirapalli City Corporation has drawn up proposals to improve the roads in the city over a 77 km stretch, providing storm water drains and pavements for pedestrians at a cost of about Rs.24.30 crore, according to Corporation Mayor Charubala R Tondaiman.

She told newspersons here after a meeting of the Corporation Council that the Council adopted a resolution to this effect at the meeting.

She said the Corporation would seek financial assistance from Tamil Nadu government either as a grant or loan-cum-subsidy through the Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure and Financial Services Limited.

She said there was a possibility of the Corporation getting the funds with 60 per cent of project cost to be raised as loans and 30 per cent coming by way of a grant. The Corporation would contribute ten per cent from its general funds.

She also informed the Council that a modern slaughter house, the city's second gasifier-based crematorium at Karumandapam, the tourism development works in Srirangam, and road repair works worth Rs 57 crore as some of the major projects executed by the Corporation during 2007-08. Tenders for taking up a scheme to augment drinking water supply would be finalised shortly, she added.


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