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The civic body can treat sewage water in the city itself and release it directly into Vaigai river instead of collecting and pumping it from all parts of the city to Vellaikkal, situated on the outskirts of the city, for treatment. The move will not only enhance ground water level but also bring down the expenses involved in pumping the water to Vellaikkal which is 10 km away from the city. Small treatment plants can also be constructed alongside the Vaigai which runs through the city. These were some of the suggestions that came up from residents during the public consultation meeting organised by Madurai Corporation in the presence of mayor V V Rajan Chellappa, towards the development of the city under smart city scheme.

Subha Loganathan of Kannanendal who proposed the idea also asked the corporation to restrict digging of bore wells by residents.It may be recalled that a similar plan of constructing small treatment plants and let the clean water in the river was also mooted by state municipal administration principal secretary K Phanindra Reddy, when he took part in a meeting last year to discuss about the restoration of Vaigai river. At present, corporation is letting the sewage water directly into Vaigai at many points as pumping stations often face technical snag.

Corporation officials who were part of the meeting said people can submit their suggestions till September 25. The suggestions would be considered and used during the preparation of the detailed project report for the projects under smart city scheme. Officials said that Rs 200 crore would be spent every year for five years under the scheme, which will be shared equally by the state and central governments. More funds if required can be contributed by public.

City engineer A Mathuram said the scheme expects the civic body to concentrate on key areas like drinking water, drainage facilities, solid waste management, street lights, road development, pavement development, subway and bridges construction, park development and interconnecting roads development.

Source: TOI
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  1. September 28, 2015 at 1:16 PM — Reply

    proper drainage systems.Roadside vendors are to be cleared. Public should be educated and awareness should be cleared for urinating in open space and spitting on the roads, especially driving vehicle. There are lot of road side tea stall and the eatables are prepared in the open where all dust and smoke are falling the eatables. The health department should be very strict in this matter to keep the city clean. 2 wheeler /4 wheeler parking area and pedestrians walking space should be provided in all important streets. The officials should be advised for strict action for encroachment then and there. Roads should be laid properly and before that EB, Corporation,etc should be informed to do their work, before laying the road.

  2. R.Sivabagyam
    September 28, 2015 at 2:28 PM — Reply

    The madurai may be selected as smart city in Tamil Nadu. vandiyur kanmai may be cleaned

  3. R.Rajeswari
    September 28, 2015 at 2:31 PM — Reply

    The Madurai is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu . It has many features. The Madurai is the temple city as well as modern city. So it should be developed. so it should be a smart city. By way of smart city the drainage facilities and drinking facilities especially in added area should be provided.

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