Under the Smart City mission the Tiruchy Corporation has taken on 83 projects of which 38 are finished. The civic group expressed assurance that the remaining projects would be finished by March 2023. Among the completed projects are the renovation of the Chathiram bus stand the building of a shopping center in Thillai Nagar stormwater drainage work and the creation of 16 parks.
Among the remaining projects the construction of a contemporary fish market close to Gandhi Market a truck terminal on EB Road with space for 88 lorries a shopping center in Puthur and a 2.4-MW solar power plant in Panjapur are some of the most important ones.
An official said Smart City works started in 2018. Most of these works had a deadline of five years and we are approaching the deadline. Though we faced some issues during the pandemic we were able to complete some crucial projects like the Chathiram bus stand.
Our team is regularly assessing the progress of the remaining works and we will complete them before March 2023. Some of the projects like the solar power plant in Panjappur are nearing completion. The civic body team is under tremendous pressure to ensure the completion of projects in time. Some of the works especially the underground drainage works are likely to get affected during the rainy season. If they get affected we will take steps to speed up the work after the season.
The team is under a lot of pressure because the drainage work is causing problems for the residents. Workers for example may inadvertently damage drinking water supply lines. During such cases they would receive a large number of complaints and we would do our best to resolve the issues as soon as possible said an official.