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Coimbatore

CM announces slew of projects

Covai Post Network

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced a series of projects today which cover power, micro, small and medium enterprises and welfare of the differently-abled.

The announcements were made in the Assembly under Rule 110.

A new 400 KV GIS sub-station is to be set up at Koyambedu. The existing 230 KV sub-station at Taramani would be upgraded as a 400 KV GIS sub-station at a cost of Rs 710 crore, he said.

“The power infrastructure in the city will be upgraded. The 314 high tension transformers will be upgraded, new 33/11 KV chargers will be installed and the existing 33/11 KV chargers will be strengthened. All this will be done at a cost of Rs 1,800 crore,” he added.

A sewage water treatment plant costing Rs 2.60 crore would be set up at the Thirumudivakkam Industrial estate Phase I, benefitting 60 small scale industries.

A training centre, shandy and exhibition-cum-godown and conference hall would be built at the Thirumudivakkam Industrial Estate Phase II at a cost of Rs 5.1 crore. This would be of benefit to 100 small scale units.

Buildings worth Rs 9.46 crore will be constructed at Annai Sathya Ammaiyar Memorial Children’s Home. Presently, there were 36 government children homes in the State.

A multi-modal logistics park on an investment of Rs 1,295 crore would be set up at Puzhuthivakkam and Valayur villages in Thiruvallur district.

Palaniswami said 1,000 children will be given rolator/walker at a cost of Rs 10 lakh and an expert committee would be formed to create facilities for the differently-abled in government buildings, he added.

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