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New bus stand in Hosur to be named after Appavu Pillai

Staff Reporter

He was the president of Hosur Town Panchayat from 1942 to 1973


A resolution in this connection was passed in the council meeting

Shopping complex to be named after Arignar Anna


HOSUR: The State Government has given its nod to retain the name of the modern new bus stand at Hosur as ‘K. Appavu Pillai Memorial Bus Stand'. This was conveyed to a team of people's representatives by Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin. The team, led by K. Gopinath, Hosur MLA, met Mr. Stalin in Chennai recently, sources here said.

K. Appavu Pillai was the president of the Hosur Town Panchayat from 1942 to 1973.He was also District Board Member in the undivided Salem District.

A resolution in this regard has been passed at the emergency council meeting of the Hosur Municipality on Thursday. The resolution was moved by the Chairman S.A. Satya. The copy of the resolution would be sent to the Government for its formal approval. Mr. Stalin would inaugurate the new bus stand on July 18. It has also been decided to name the shopping complex inside the bus stand as ‘Arignar Anna Shopping Complex.'

The modern bus stand has been built at a total cost of Rs. 10.5 crore. Of this, Rs. 6.2-crore was sanctioned by the Tamil Nadu Urban Development Project Fund III, Rs. 2.35 crore from the general funds of the Municipality, the State Government sanctioned Rs. 1.55 crore for formation of cement road around the bus stand and Rs. 40 lakh for fixing stainless steel railing. The Deputy Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for the project on August 31, 2007. The aesthetically designed bus stand has 53 bays. There would be 28 shops on the ground floor and 48 shops on the first floor.

It would also have four toilets, two rest rooms for drivers and conductors, 10 ticket counters, two police control rooms, a cloak room, an ATM centre. There would be two restaurants on the ground floor.

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