TN govt. to de­velop res­i­den­tial town­ship says J Jay­alalithaa

Accommodation Times - - Nation -

Tamil Nadu chief min­is­ter J Jay­alalithaa an­nounced that a self-sup­port­ing res­i­den­tial town­ship will be de­vel­oped at Kadambur near Maraimalai Na­gar on the out­skirts of Chen­nai.

“Con­sid­er­ing the in­crease in de­mand for res­i­den­tial plots , the gov­ern­ment de­cided to con­vert the 222 acre land in Kadambur into a res­i­den­tial town­ship,” she said in the assem­bly. A surge in in­dus­trial ac­tiv­i­ties and a raft of hous­ing pro­jects have made Maraimalai Na­gar a hot re­alty space be­yond the Chen­nai sub­urbs.

The city and its sur­round­ing ar­eas are to­day hailed as ‘New Chen­nai’. In the Kadambur Town­ship, the plots would be al­lot­ted for low-in­come group cat­e­gory, mid­dle-in­come group cat­e­gory and high-in­come group cat­e­gory. Peo­ple be­long­ing to weaker sec­tions of the so­ci­ety would also be al­lot­ted houses.

A 58- acre lake in Kadambur vil­lage would be main­tained as a wa­ter body and re­cre­ation fa­cil­i­ties would be cre­ated. Thus the en­vi­ron­ment in and around the town­ship will be sta­bi­lized. Kadambur is lo­cated nearly 50 km from Chen­nai city.

“Kadambur Town­ship has been cre­ated to ar­rest mi­gra­tion to Chen­nai,” said a CMDA of­fi­cial.

The AIADMK gov­ern­ment put the satel­lite town­ship project on the fast track last year. A few decades ago, the gov­ern­ment ac­quired 1,914 acres of land for the devel­op­ment of the in­dus­trial sub­urb of Maraimalai Na­gar.

To­day, the area boasts fac­to­ries of sev­eral global car man­u­fac­tur­ers as well as of­fices of soft­ware com­pa­nies. Last year, an un­de­vel­oped area, around 250 acres, was ear­marked for malls, star ho­tels, schools, hos­pi­tals and mul­ti­plexes.

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