Chennai, February 7: The Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) will be providing homes to about 2,000 homeless families living on the footpaths of Chennai. These tenements will be constructed in Perumbakkam, Tiruvottiyur, Moolakothalam near Seven Wells and 40 other localities of the city. The families to be shifted to these building were identified on the basis of a survey by the municipal authorities. Refugees Coming to India From 'Tamil Nadu', Says Kiren Rijiju in Lok Sabha, Corrects Error After Uproar; Watch Video.
According to a Times Now report, the board identified more than 64,000 families who are living in huts and shanties and other unauthorised areas in the city. The TNSCB has approved houses for around 4.5 lakh families. The report suggests that at least 1.61 lakh houses were almost completed and remaining tenements will be completed in six months. Out of the houses constructed till now, 38,000 are in Chennai. The entire project is under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Tamil Nadu Water Pollution: Noyyal River in Coimbatore Turns Frothy, See Pictures.
Recently, reports surfaced that within three years of construction tenements in Ezhil Nagar, Perumbakkam, have started leaking. Due to this problem, many families shifted to rented houses near their old dwelling place because of the problem, reported The Hindu. Making the situation worse, even the rooms in which electricity meters are kept are leaking. Meanwhile, theTNSCB have assured to take steps to rectify the issue.