MADURAI: Two more parks will be developed by Madurai Corporation under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme. A resolution in this connection was passed in the civic body’s special council meeting headed by commissioner and special officer Aneesh Sekhar on Wednesday.
At present, four parks are being developed at the cost of Rs 2.73 crore under the AMRUT scheme for the year 2017-20. The two proposed parks – one at Santhosh Nagar in Ward 3 and the other one at Vivekananda Nagar in Ward 27 – are to be developed at the cost of Rs 82.44 lakh.
The civic body has also selected 22 important roads to be laid and re-laid at the cost Rs 6 crore. The corporation is also planning to construct sewage water pumping station and a pumping main unit at the cost of Rs 81 lakh at Vaigai North Bank Road in Ward 9.
Approvals were given to various projects in the council meeting. A resolution to develop new facilities to chlorinate drinking water through chlorine cylinders at various pumping stations like Tirupparankundram, Avaniyapuram, Kochadai and Melakkal was also passed. At present chlorine is used in the form of powder.
The city corporation is to treat the sewage water to be generated by the households in the satellite city, which is being developed at present, at the Vellaikkal treatment unit. While the fund Rs 16.49 crore required to connect the areas would be provided by the agency developing the city, the civic corporation will carry out the works.