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Flood mitigation work to commence in Tamil Nadu, State highways accord sanction

Chennai, May 30 (BPNS)

The flood mitigation work is to commence soon in Chennai and thirteen other districts of Tamil Nadu after the state highways department accorded sanction for the same. According to the state highways authorities, an amount of Rs 392.16 crore has been allocated for the same.

A Government order has been issued on Friday and the Chief Engineer of the construction and maintenance wing of the state highways have submitted a proposal to conduct permanent flood restoration work in Chennai city and 13 other districts of the state. It may be noted that the cyclones, Nirav and Bureri had wrecked havoc in these areas in November and December 2020.

The department will be constructing additional bridges and vents, cross drainage works, replacing pipe culverts, constructing drains and micro drains, and reconstructing of damaged protective works.

Sources in the state PWD told BPNS that an amount of Rs 80 crore has been specifically allocated to tackle inundation during floods and this money is sanctioned under the Comprehensive Road Infrastructure Development Programme (CRIDP).