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Uyyakondan riverfront development gets the nod

An open stage with an amphitheatre will also be constructed on the left bank of the Uyyakondan Canal.M_SRINATH

The High Power Committee of Tiruchi Smart City Ltd has approved the Uyyakondan Riverfront Development and multi-level parking proposals.

While Rs. 17.54 crore is earmarked for the riverfront development project, it will cost Rs. 20.28 crore for the construction of multi-level parking on West Boulevard Road.

Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, N. Ravichandran, Commissioner cum Special Officer, Tiruchi Corporation, said that about 2.1 km stretch along the Uyyakondan Canal from Kuzhumayi Amman temple to MGR statue has been identified for the riverfront development project. Walkways and green space would be provided by improving retaining wall. Roads on both the banks of the canal would be developed to improve the mobility and connectivity. Jogging, walking and pedestrian pathways were among the proposed plan. An open stage with amphitheatre would also be constructed on the left bank of the canal to conduct art and cultural shows. It could accommodate about 200 persons.

Mr. Ravichandran said that construction of an electronic toilet (e-toilet) was an important component of the riverfront development. It would be a model in public health, hygiene and sanitation in the region. It was a convergence of electronics, mechanical, web-mobile technologies thereby controlling entry, usage, cleaning and exit. It would be user-friendly. Insertion of a coin would open the door of the toilet.

He said the multi-level car parking-cum-commercial complex would come up on about one acre at the City Club premises on West Boulevard Road. The Corporation would take over the control of the property, which had been given on a long term lease to the City Club. The lease period and the extended period was already over. Notices had been served to hand over the property to the Corporation. A case was pending in the High Court. The case would be expedited by employing a senior advocate.

Mr. Ravichandran said that the parking would have ground plus four floors (G+4). The first two floors would be used for parking two-wheelers. Cars would be parked on 3rd and 4th floors. It could accommodate 528 two-wheelers and 142 cars at any time. Provision would be given for parking for physically challenged. It would solve the menace of haphazard parking on road sides at the busy commercial areas to an extent.

The Commissioner said that 26 commercial shops and a restaurant with kitchen would also be constructed to augment financial resources.


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