CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami on Tuesday inaugurated a multi-level car parking (MLCP) at T Nagar in Chennai.
The MLCP on the Thanikachalam Road is now open. The cost of parking for a car is Rs 20 per hour. For two -wheeler, it is Rs 5 per hour.
Around 700 vehicles, including 222 cars, can be parked in the facility which was constructed at a cost of Rs 40.7 crore.
People need to install and use the GCC smart parking app — that was launched as part of the off-street parking management system — to use this facility.
The CM also launched Namma Chennai Smart City prepaid card. People can use this card to pay taxes and bills at Greater Chennai Corporation offices. They can also use it for shopping at malls and restaurants and for online purchases.
The civic body has tied up with ICICI Bank for this purpose. There will be offers too. This is the second such city smart card after the Ahmedabad Corporation Smart Card was launched.
The CM also launched some other projects of the Greater Chennai Corporation.
Projects to treat solid waste were inaugurated which include a 50 MT capacity bio-CNG plant for processing wet waste at Chetpet, a 50 MT capacity incineration plant for dry waste at Kodungaiyur, five waste processing units each at Alandur, Egmore, Royapuram, Sholinganallur and R K Nagar, a windrow composting centre for 50 metric tonne per day at Madhavaram, a waste processing unit for converting plastic waste into fuel to be sold to cement factories.
New parks were opened at J V Nagar in Velacherry, Rutland Gate in Teynampet and V S Mani Nagar in Madhavaram. An urban primary healthcare centre and a new shelter were also inaugurated.
Schemes worth Rs 325 crore for Chennai Metrowater and municipal board, including a sewage treatment plant at Paruthipattu, sewerage facilities for Ambattur and new water supply scheme in Pammal, Pallavaram and Vadaperunbakkam were also inaugurated.
The contract of collection and transportation of solid waste for four zones (Manali, Thiruvotriyur, Madhavram and Ambattur) was handed over Ramky Enviro Engineers for a cost of Rs 1216 crore for eight years.