Thursday, April 12, 2012

Old TNHB flats to make way for high rises in Chennai


The Tamil Nadu Housing Board is gearing up for a massive redevelopment plan in which 2,238 old rental apartments will be razed at 17 different locations in Chennai. Most of these apartments are located at Nandanam, Saidapet, Foreshore Estate and Kilpauk.

The board will develop 4,691 highrise apartment complexes at these locations at a cost of 680 crore, said housing and urban development minister R Vaithilingam in the assembly on Tuesday. They will be rented out to government servants and public as per TNHB guidelines.

TNHB will also construct 400 rental apartments at Anna Nagar West Extension and Thiruvanmiyur at 60 crore for government servants and general public. The board will also carry out repairs of its old rental apartments at 10 crore.

The minister announced a list of projects to be taken up by the board this year. The board will construct 3,662 multistoreyed residential units in two phases at 812 crore at Sholinganallur. Similar projects will be taken up at Kancheepuram, Thanjavur, Trichy, Madurai and Tirunelveli districts at 43 crore during the current financial year.

The Slum Clearance Board will construct 2,882 tenements at 145 crore at Srirangam, Trichy, Vandavasi, Tuticorin, Ramanathapuram, Orathanadu and Chennai. Under the Rajiv Awas Yojana, 1,404 tenements will be constructed at Athipattu and Ambattur at 108 crore.

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