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Tamil Nadu CM unveils major development initiatives

Wednesday December 19, 2012 07:59:56 PM, IANS

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday announced as many as 343 measures for the development of the state, which include industrial estates, energy parks, a mega power project, a ship building yard and developing tourist centres.

The three-day conference here of district collectors and police officers also decided to phase-out 35 Ambassador cars used for VIP escorts and convoys in Chennai and to induct high-speed vehicles and SUVs for senior police officials.

Reminding the officials that people are the ultimate masters in a democracy, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said: "All of us are here to help them lead a life of dignity free from want and full of opportunity and hope."

She said a solar energy park, fish processing parks and an mega power project would be set up in Ramanathapuram district while upgrading the Ramnad-Tuticorin road into four lanes to develop an industrial corridor.

Jayalalithaa said industrial estates would be established in Dharmapuri and Ariyalur districts and a textile park for Perambalur district would be sanctioned.

She added that a feasibility study for an information technology park at Vellore will be undertaken while the compensation in land acquisition for GAIL's pipeline project in Tiruppur will be linked to the market value.

The chief minister said Muthupettai in Tiruvarur district, Pachamalai hills in Tiruchirapalli district and Avalpoonthurai in Erode district would be developed as tourist areas.

The chief minister also said that the government would be amending the Goondas Act to include cyber crime.





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