Works on the construction of sewers south of Chennai | Chennai news


CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has started building underground sewer systems in city centers south of Chennai.
A consultant will soon be appointed to prepare the detailed project reports. This is carried out as part of the TN Flagship Investment Program (TNUFIP) by TN Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Ltd (TNUIFSL).
It was decided to provide underground sewer systems in the clusters of Sembakkam, Perungalathur, Kundrathur and Guduvanchery after the government discovered that these areas around Chennai had seen exponential population growth due to migration from other parts of the state. There is an urgent need to modernize basic facilities such as roads, storm sewers, street lamps, waste disposal systems and sewage systems.
The sewage systems are necessary to get rid of the open defecation and achieve complete hygiene for everyone. The project includes the construction of sewage treatment plants and pumping stations with full automation.
As part of the first tranche of TNUFIP, Rs.78.9 billion was made available as a grant fund for project development.
Documents show that many cities were excluded from these clusters in previous discussions. In July of this year, they were added following the intervention of local officials. Similarly, the Department of Town Panchayats insisted on including the Kundrathur and Nanthivaram-Guduvanchery clusters in this project. This was ratified by the TNUIFSL in August this year.
The Sembakkam cluster will include one parish, two city panchayats (Chitalapakkam and Madambakkam) and 17 village panchayats including Vengaivasal, Medavakkam and Sithalapakkam. The total population of this cluster is 2.7 lakh according to the 2011 census.
The Perungalathur cluster, with a total population of 1.24 lakh as per the 2011 census, will include the city panchayats of Perungalathur and Peerkankaranai and the village panchayats of Vandalur, Manivakkam, Kilambakkam, Mudichur and Varadharajapuram.
The Kundrathur cluster, whose total population is 1.58 lakh according to the 2011 census, will include the city panchayat of Kundrathur and 20 village panchayats including Kovur, Thandalam and Kolapakkam.
Eventually, the Guduvanchery cluster with 91,316 residents will include the town of Panchayat Nanthivaram-Guduvanchery and the village panchayats Urapakkam, Karanaipuducheri, Perumattunallur and Kayrambedu.
The state government has decided that a combined sewer system for village and city panchayats would be beneficial and economical, rather than separate ones. Treated in common plants for individual clusters, it can be used for industrial and agricultural purposes.


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