Sanganoor canal awaits Rs 295 crore revamp

Sanganoor Pallam, which was a natural circulation wearing rainwater from the Thadagam valley into the Singanallur lake until the 90s when sewage was let into it, is all set to get a makeover because the state govt is anticipated to allocate Rs 295 crore for the rejuvenation and recovery of the 11.5km-long canal.
Over the years, the canal had changed into a foul-smelling slim drain because of rubbish dumping and encroachment. "It will be de-silted and cleaned. Stress will be on reducing traffic by providing alternate road along the canal. Retaining walls will be set up on both sides to avoid further dumping of waste. Walkways and play areas will be set up along the canal. At available spaces, parks will be set up," stated a senior corporation engineer.

The rejuvenation process will start from the Mettupalayam Road and go alongside the canal protecting quite a lot of areas akin to Rathinapuri, Gandhipuram, P N Palayam, Puliyakulam, Singanallur lake and Kallimadai. "This stream runs through the centre of the city and if the areas around it are developed, it will be one of the major green spaces in the city," the engineer informed TOI.

The city corporation had submitted a Rs 295 crore proposal to the finance committee for the paintings last 12 months. But, it contained only the current width of the canal and the areas that are lately in possession of the corporation. Senior state govt officials wanted the civic body to rework on the proposal to make certain that the true proper of way is restored. "The canal’s width has shrunk over the years. That needs to be restored for long-term benefits and to avoid the flood, like the one happened in Chennai," stated an legitimate. The width of the canal various from 20m to 100m at quite a lot of places.

Corporation commissioner K Vijakarthikeyan stated that the marketing consultant for the undertaking — SunCon Engineers Private Limited — have been undertaking box learn about and remodeling the proposal. "The proposal will be altered within a few weeks and sent to Chennai for scrutiny. We have received a go-ahead already for the project, but it will be official only after the final proposal is approved," he stated.


The marketing consultant informed TOI that they're undertaking surveys on the topography, land use pattern and encroachments. They may also conduct a socio-economic survey within the coming weeks.


The undertaking might be taken up in two levels. The stretch close to Singanallur lake might be taken up first as it does not have much obstructions and encroachments.


Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu slum clearance board and the housing board will assess and relocate the slum dwellers alongside the canal to new tenements.


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