Tamil Nadu Government Seeks Centre’s Help For Speedy Clearances of Infrastructure Projects

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Date of Post : 31 July, 2017

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government sought speedy clearances to select infrastructure projects in Chennai & other parts of the state.

It also sought early repayment of Rs 17,074 crore (Approx US$ 2667.81 Million) in central dues.

Presenting a memorandum to Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, the state finance minister D Jayakumar sought centre’s clearance for the phase-II of Metro Rail project.

The phase-II of the ambitious mass commuter project may stretch over 104 km long, aimed at linking suburban areas to the city.

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  • Also, the memorandum sought central clearance for an additional 400 MLD (Million Litres a Day) desalination project for water deficient Chennai.
  • This project costs nearly Rs 5,300 crore (approx US$ 828.13 Million).
  • Now, Chennai has 2 100 MLD plants, one each in Minjur & Nemili.

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