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GCC plans to revitalize Lakes and Ponds

GCC plans to revitalize Lakes and Ponds
GCC plans to revitalize Lakes and Ponds

Chennai sources stated that the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) organized a meeting with Commercial Public Companies and NGO’s (CSR) regarding the rehabilitation of the ponds and lakes in the city. Meanwhile the Greater Chennai Corporation has estimated that the city has 206 ponds and lakes, of which 32 of them will be rehabilitated with an allocation of Rs 5.85 crore from smart city fund in its first phase.

Accordingly S.P. Velusamy, minister of municipal administration and rural development inaugurated the rehabilitation of Villivaakam lake project work that costs Rs 16 crore and instructed to arrange a meeting to renovate the lakes and ponds all over the city. Moreover in addition, with various funds, Rs 5.95 crore will be spent to restore six lakes and ponds.

GCC plans to revitalize Lakes and Ponds

Furthermore in a meeting headed by commissioner D. Karthikeyan, GCC declared an allocation of Rs 25.29 crore to Chennai River Restoration Trust (CRRT) for renovation of Kadapakam Lake and Nesavalar Nagar Lake, while Rs 40.07 crore has been allocated for renovating 48 ponds and lakes in Kosasthalaiyaar’s basin. Moreover more than 20 commercial public companies and NGO’s (CSR) assured to support the restoration of 104 ponds and lakes in the city after receiving the project statement.

GCC plans to revitalize Lakes and Ponds

GCC plans to revitalize Lakes and Ponds
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