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Land to be acquired for Cochrane Basin-Kathivakkam flyover

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Corporation approves supply of biscuits to 10th and Plus Two students

— Photo: M. Karunakaran

Quick decisions:The Chennai Corporation council meeting in progress on Wednesday

CHENNAI: The Chennai Corporation on Wednesday passed 49 resolutions, including one seeking acquisition of two pieces of private land in Tondiarpet to facilitate the speedy completion of Cochrane Basin-Kathivakkam High Road flyover.

A total of 12 pieces of land were proposed to be acquired for the project but the civic body was able to acquire only 10. Two pieces measuring 462 and 1288 sqft each are yet to be acquired.

After the lands are acquired, the execution of the project is expected to gain momentum.

The council also approved the construction of additional building for the Emergency Obstetric Care Centre in Perumalpet at a cost of Rs.1.2 crore.

It approved the supply of biscuits to 10th and Plus Two students. Biscuits would be supplied for a period of 100 days from November for 10th Standard students and for 77 days for Plus Two students. Inclusion of new beneficiaries under the Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) was also part of the resolutions passed by the council.

Allocation of office building

A resolution on temporary allocation of the vacant councillor's office building in ward 142 for the MLA of Mylapore Assembly constituency was also passed. Mayor M. Subramanian said that five MLAs of Chennai have been permitted to set up their offices in the locations selected by them within the corporation limits.

DMK floor leader N. Ramalingam stressed the need for efforts towards construction of community halls in MMDA Colony.

Strengthening bus shelters

Opposition floor leader Saidai P.Ravi in his speech suggested measures for strengthening of bus shelters. Students of Chennai Schools should get benefits of the welfare schemes this year also, he said. Property tax should be levied on private schools, he added.

Corporation Commissioner D.Karthikeyan said that the councillors would be able to spend Rs.15 lakh under the ward development fund.

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