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Govt to reconstruct 28,643 dilapidated flats: Tamil Nadu CM

The state government will reconstruct 28,643 dilapidated flats of the Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board in the next three years and 6,746 apartments will be reconstructed in the first phase, Chief Minister M K Stalin told the Assembly on Friday. The first phase work will be taken up at a cost of Rs 1,146 crore, he said, making the announcement under rule 110.

The Board currently maintains 1.94 lakh flats across Tamil Nadu and among them, 28,643 dwellings have been found to be dilapidated, the chief minister said.

“In the first phase, during 2024-2025 financial year, East Cemetery Road, Kodungaiyur, and VOC areas in Chennai, besides the project areas in Thanjavur and Tiruchirapalli will be reconstructed at a cost of Rs 1,146 crore,” the chief minister said.

After the DMK took up the reins, the government accorded priority to the works of the Board and expedited the construction of 29,439 flats and 1.70 lakh individual houses in three years, Stalin informed.

Also, the construction of 79,094 apartments and 89,429 individual houses was under various stages of completion and a total of Rs 6,685 crore has been spent on these projects, he said, and added that the government’s focus was not merely on building new flats but also on reconstructing old apartments.

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