The state government has formed an urban development authority to accelerate the pace of development of Hosur city.
The government had proposed to constitute urban development authorities for Coimbatore, Tirupur, Madurai and Hosur in the 2021-22 budget. While government orders for constituting the authority for the other cities were issued in November and December, it was issued for Hosur on Thursday.
Hosur city is spread across 190.20 sq km on the banks of Ponnaiyar river. It witnessed rapid development in the recent decades, thanks to big companies such as Ashok Leyland, Titan, TVS Motors, Caterpillar and Sundaram Fasteners that set up shops here. But due to population explosion, the city witnessed haphazard development in education, health, drainage, drinking water distribution and roads, causing inconvenience to the residents.
In order to guide the urban development authority, a 14-member team has been formed with the principal secretary of housing and urban development department as chairman and Hosur collector as vice- chairman. The authority will prepare blueprints for development and coordinate with government-recognized schemes and projects.