Shifting of Central Prison: resolution adopted to allot 75 acres at Vellalore
The Coimbatore Corporation Council meeting on Friday adopted a resolution allotting 75 acres at Vellalore to shift the Central Prison.
The resolution said that the Government had decided to create a world class botanical garden on 165 acres of Central Prison.
For which 45.4 acres had already been handed over to the Municipal Administration and Drinking Water Supply Department. A convention centre and a multi-tier parking too will come up on the land.
The town bus stand will be expanded. The 75 acres proposed for the prison was part of the 654 acres belonging to the Corporation.
The meeting was presided over by Mayor R. Venkatachalam. Deputy Mayor N. Karthik and Corporation Commissioner Anshul Mishra were present.
Another resolution recorded the Government Order regarding the expansion of the corporation limits by incorporating Kurichi, Kuniamuthur, Kavundampalayam – all municipalities, Saravanampatty, Kalapatti, Vellalore, Vadavalli, Thudialur, Veerakeralam, Perur – all town panchayats and Chinniampalayam and Vilankurichi – panchayats.
Regarding the inclusion of Vellakinar, Chinnavedampatti and Irugur, Mr.Mishra said that they had not been considered because they had not grown to the extent of becoming an urban local body. Councillors wanted the delimitation or reorganisation of wards and zones to be done effectively.
The required staff strength should be made available when these areas became part of the corporation, they said. Another resolution was adopted to provide footpath and decorative lights at VOC Park-Nehru Stadium area. It was decided to call expression of interest to take up the work. It was decided to buy dustbins at a cost of Rs. 1.42 crore. Two bins would be given to each house to segregate waste at source.
When a resolution was taken up to rent out a building for Fisheries Development Corporation, councillors suggested that an aquarium be established at VOC Park. Mr. Mishra said that a proposal had already been sent to the Government in this regard.