Streets in the city’s periphery will get new stormwater drain systems.
What’s it about? The Corporation plans to construct new stormwater drain systems in Porur, Maduravoyal, and some parts of Virugambakkam. Among the work being done is the Kosasthalaiyar basin project, which will cover several interior streets.
- Drains will be constructed both in the city and on the outskirts. Last month, places like Mugilivakkam were flooded for more than a week.
- Some of the pending work will happen in Madhavaram, Manali, and Tiruvottiyur for ₹2,900 crores. The Asian Development Bank is funding this initiative.
Other projects: The Corporation is also looking to revive stormwater drain projects along ECR. With money from KfW German Bank, drains will be built in Kottivakkam, Uthandi, and Palavakkam to ensure they don’t get flooded next year.