The Tamil Nadu slum clearance board (TNSCB) has identified about 361 families to provide alternative accommodation at its housing units in the city.
“The corporation would be demolishing about 245 houses at CMC Colony in South Ukkadam to pave way for the construction of Ukkadam flyover. Thirty-eight houses near Kannapiram Mills bus stop and 78 houses near Sungam Junction, which were constructed illegally on road margins, would also be removed as a part of our encroachment eviction drive,” an official from the TNSCB said.
While tokens for alternative accommodation were already distributed to the families at CMC Colony, the procedure to distribute tokens for others is in process, the official said, adding that their houses would be demolished as soon as they shift to the housing units.
Explaining that the city corporation is in the process of identifying the encroachers along the Sanganoor Pallam, the official said with the completion of work, most of the encroachments in the city has been identified and removed. more than 5,000 encroachments are removed in the city so far, he added.