The state government will invest ₹1,000 crores over the next three years for the North Chennai development scheme.
What’s it about? Dubbed “Vada Chennai Valarchi Thittam”, the scheme is a part of the government’s move for balanced and equitable development. Despite being one of India’s fastest-growing cities, there are pockets, particularly in North Chennai, that are underdeveloped.
- A four-lane flyover on Anna Salai from Teynampet to Saidapet will be built to ease traffic congestion in major junctions. Long-term flood mitigation work will be undertaken in several districts.
- The government’s commitment to the Singara Chennai scheme is to restore the Adyar and Cooum rivers. The first phase will be to clean the Adyar river and prevent sewage from entering it.
Other projects: The CMDA will undertake efforts to create public spaces. This includes developing 30 acres on Island Grounds with modern facilities like an Urban Plaza, exhibition pavillions, and an open-air theatre with food courts.
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