A host of projects amounting to over ₹300 crore under the Smart City Mission have been awarded administrative sanction by Board of Directors of Madurai Smart City Limited here on Friday.
The heritage restoration projects and provision of tourist amenities worth ₹63 crore in areas surrounding the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple like the Pudu Mandapam and the Tirumalai Nayak Palace will begin soon.
The heritage bazaar, the tourist plaza and a complex near the Tirumalai Nayak Palace amounting to about ₹200 crore have also been given the go ahead.
Technical sanctions will soon be obtained for Madurai’s facelift, says Corporation Commissioner and Managing Director of Madurai Smart City Limited S. Aneesh Sekhar.
He adds that cost estimates, location and proposals will be scrutinised and tenders floated in 10 days. “Each detailed project report entails plans to modernise the city and transform the area. Work has been progressing as per schedule.”
Detailed Project Reports (DPR) have been submitted for the assessment with the primary approvers — the members of the board.
Madurai Smart City Limited Chairman and Chennai Metro Water Managing Director Satyabrata Sahoo chaired a meeting to discuss projects under the Smart City initiative.
Work on the Vaigai River Restoration project amounting to ₹ 93.15 crore, the Periyar bus stand redevelopment worth ₹ 137.47 crore and the multi-level parking lot worth ₹ 28.97 crores will be taken up once administrative sanctions were obtained from the State government, added the Commissioner.
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