C.M. Stalin inspects civic infrastructure projects in Chennai

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Sunday inspected civic infrastructure projects that have resumed after the north east monsoon, in various parts of the city.

Greater Chennai Corporation has resumed road relaying work and storm water drain work after the monsoon. In Adyar zone of Chennai Corporation, Mr. Stalin visited locations where storm water drain projects have resumed. He inspected roads such as Five Furlong Road and Chenganiamman Koil Street, where stormwater work has been completed.

Mr. Stalin also inspected the relaying work and traffic improvement project along Arcot Road in ward 157 of Alandur zone. Arcot Road is one of the major interior roads connecting Manapakkam – Gerugambakkam Road and Manapakkam Main Road with the State Highway 55 of Mount Poonamallee Road. The estimate for the relaying and traffic improvement project for Arcot Road is ₹27.4 lakh, officials said.

Further, the Chief Minister reviewed the construction of the 1000-bed multi super speciality hospital in the King Institute of Preventive Medicine campus Guindy in Chennai, which is being constructed at a total cost of ₹230 crore. During his visit to the construction site, Mr. Stalin instructed officials to expedite the works and also to ensure that the hospital is a green building to be environmental-friendly, a press release issued by the State government said.

The new healthcare facility will have necessary infrastructure to run 18 different medical departments, ramps so that differently-abled persons can access all floors without any difficulties, accommodation for sanitary staff who work in the hospital, said an official release.

Tamil Nadu health minister Ma Subramanian, who accompanied him with other top bureaucrats in the state, said that September was set as the initial deadline for the project but works are progressing at a better phase than anticipated. So, there is a chance that it could be inaugurated for public use ahead of the scheduled, he told reporters here on Sunday.

The civic body is currently constructing drains at six major roads here — Five Furlong Road, Pillayar Koil Street, Sengani Amman Koil Street, City Link Road, Nethaji Road and Velachery Main Road at 16.44 crore for a total length of three kilometres. Of this, nearly 80 percent of the work is already completed, GCC claimed.

MSME Minister T.M .Anbarasan, Chief Secretary V. Irai Anbu, Chennai Mayor R. Priya, Deputy Mayor Magesh Kumar and Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi accompanied him during the inspection.

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