The Tirunelveli Smart City Special Purpose Vehicle has identified 19 of more development work under the Smart City mission and will be executed at a cost of Rs 310.64 crore.
The implementation of the Smart City project is being done by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed at City-level.
The program will be implemented in Tirunelveli and Palayamkottai in addition to the projects already approved by the Smart City Board of Directors.
The project will be placed before the Smart City Board of Directors during the next meeting for getting approval, if sanctioned the twin towns of Tirunelveli and Palayakottai will get development works on a total outlay of Rs 990 crore under the ‘Smart City’ program.
The Tirunelveli Corporation was not selected in the first list of the cities who got selected for the ‘Smart City’ program, but later it managed to get a place in the second list owing to the progress it showcased.
The city has started the work on the reconstruction of the Tirunelveli Junction bus stand at the cost of Rs 79 crore and has already built a truck terminal at Pettai to park the heavy vehicles coming to the city to with consignments from various destinations.
Physical work on the Trade Centre, to be built at the cost of Rs 56.71 crore similar to the one at Codissia in Coimbatore, is likely to commence within a month.
The second and third phases of the underground drainage scheme, following the first phase has completed at the cost of Rs 52.26 crore, are being executed on an outlay of Rs 490 crore to extend the scheme to the hitherto uncovered areas. Apart from this, new roads, solar lights, LED street lights, etc are to be installed.