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Construction : Web Exclusive | January 2013 | Source : Construction Update

TN govt to build 6,254 apartments for staff at Rs 1,740 cr

In Chennai, the Tamil Nadu government would demolish the existing 2,238 apartments of its employees at Peters Colony and Lloyds Colony (Royapettah) and Thatender Nagar Phase I and II (in Saidapet) and construct 6,254 new apartments in their place, a government press release said.

The State government is to spend Rs 1,740 crore for the project. The project is to alleviate pressure brought on by steady increase in population in the city.

In the first phase, 2,522 rental apartments for government employees and 1,770 apartments under self-financing scheme for the public would be constructed, it said.

Observing that well planned development leads to provision of all basic necessities for the people, the release said only 6950 sq km area of the total of 1,28,869 square km of the city was used, while the unplanned area was 1,21,919 sq km.

To streamline uncontrolled urban development, government has decided to implement a well planned scheme to utilise the unplanned area, it said. In the first phase, a well planned project using latest technology at a cost of Rs 4.92 crore would be undertaken along with Bharatidasan University in a 8,447 square km area, comprising Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Tuticorin, Tiruppur, Erode and Hosur areas.

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