The Chief Minister has given the approval for Rs 120 crore towards establishing a satellite township for Madurai and Rs 379.51 crore towards constructing 1,500 flats in Sholinganallur near Chennai, a government release said.
    
In the satellite township scheme, the first phase would include laying streets, small bridges and setting up basic amenities such as drinking water, drainage facilities and rain water harvesting, it said.
     
Jayalalithaa had in April this year announced the satellite township for Madurai at a cost of Rs 120 crore.
    
The township would be created over 586.86 acre some 15 kms away from Madurai along Madurai-Tirunelveli highway near the airport.
     
The Chief Minister has also given the administrative approval for Rs 379.51 crore towards the construction of 1,500 flats to be built at Sholinganallur near here, using 'pre fab technology.'

(Agencies)

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