In a recent development, projects worth Rs 20 crores have been approved for the city of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu under Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affair (MoHUA) announced on Friday.
The approved projects are to be implemented in the sectors of urban planning and heritage conservation. With the execution of these projects, the city, which is a popular cultural hub, is expected to get a significant boost to its infrastructure.
Being home to Kailasanathar temple, Vaikunta Perumal temple, Varadharaja Perumal temple, Ekambareswarar temple, Kamakshi Amman temple, Kumarakottam temple, among others, the city located on the banks of Vegavathy River is likely to see a comprehensive growth in tourism.
With an aggregate of around a thousand temples, the city receives a huge number of tourists every year. The endeavour of development instigated via these projects will also have a good impact on local economy.
The parts of city adjoining Chennai International Airport will also be upgraded via projects approved by MoHUA.
Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority’s (CMDA) recent efforts to urbanise a total of 1,709 villages in Kancheepuram will be in addition to the projects approved by MoHUA and will help improve infrastructure and quality of life in the region.