Tamil Nadu State Budget 2022: Summary for Chennai

Tamil Nadu state budget has been announced recently and this post covers the summary of items in the budget related to Chennai.

Key Announcements:

  • ₹135 crore - ECR 6 lane road from Thiruvanmiyur to Mamallapuram. Widening of road to start soon.

  • ₹500 crore for flood mitigation projects in Chennai

  • ₹10 crore towards upgrading disaster early warning system in Chennai. This is to setup a network of automatic weather stations and rain gauges, weather radars and weather balloons.

  • ₹10 crore - Children’s Nature Park which will house birds, butterflies and animals by remodelling the Guindy Children’s Park.

  • ₹300 crore - Botanical garden near Chennai in partnership with Kew Gardens of London.

  • 5.770 crore - Maduravoyal - Chennai Port Elevated Corridor project. A 20.6 km long double-decker elevated corridor.

  • 50 - meter wide stretch of land adjoining the eastern side of the Outer Ring Road (ORR) from Minjur to Vandalur with a length of 62 km will be developed as a Development Corridor.

  • ₹10 crore allocated for indoor, outdoor stadiums in RK nagar in North Chennnai.

Other Key Updates and Announcements:

  • ₹75 crore - An iconic state Startup Hub Center to be established by TIDCO at Nandambakkam, Chennai.

  • Tamil Nadu to get 2,000 electric buses and also to setup “Green climate change fund.”

  • ₹40 crore - Plan to establish a Tamil Nadu Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, by upgrading the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Kilpauk.

  • Special Social Media Monitoring cells will be setup by the government with on police department.

  • Government announces “Project Nilgiri Tahr” to protect & conserve the “State Animal” of Tamil Nadu.

  • All girl students in Tamil Nadu who studied from classes 6 to 12 in Government schools will be paid Rs.1000/- per month directly into their bank account till the uninterrupted completion of their Undergraduate degree, diploma and ITI courses.

What do you think about the budget announcement? As a resident of Chennai, what is your take? Does it serves the immediate needs and long term wants?