Central region

The Center region obtains six ministerial positions

“Ongoing projects such as the integrated bus station and the extension of the airport runway will see the light of day”

The public from Tiruchi, Pudukottai, Karur and Perambalur districts rejoiced on Friday as six representatives from the region visited the state cabinet.

There were two ministerial posts each for Tiruchi and Pudukottai and one for the districts of Karur and Perambalur. In addition, almost all six of them have been given prestigious portfolios which many believe would result in comprehensive infrastructure development leading to the region’s economic progress in the years to come.

Veteran DMK leaders KN Nehru and KN Regupathy were given the portfolios of municipal administration and law, respectively.

Chief executive V. Senthil Balaji has also been assigned an important portfolio: Electricity, Interdiction and Excise.

Likewise, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi, MP for Tiruverumbur, who has been appointed Minister of School Education, is in the state cabinet for the first time. Incidentally, none of those who had represented the constituency so far had come to the State Cabinet.

The other two from the region in the State Cabinet constitute Thirumayam MLA Siva. V. Meyyanathan (Minister of Environment – Climate Change, and Youth Welfare and Sport Development; and Kunnam MLA SS Sivasankar (Minister of Backward Class Welfare).

Tiruchi’s infrastructure needs including an integrated bus station, a ring road, an elevated road project along the Mainguard Gate-Junction section and other major needs corresponding to its advantageous geographical location have not been taken into account. for a long time, say representatives of consumer organizations.

“There is hope among the population that the ongoing projects to extend the integrated bus station and the airport runway will be pursued in earnest for the development of the region. The allocation of six ministries for Tiruchi and the surrounding districts bodes well for economic progress, ”said MA Aleem, member of the advisory committee of Tiruchi International Airport.

Dr Aleem, who is also a former vice principal, KAP Viswanatham Government Medical College, Tiruchi, said elected officials in the region must convince the central government to establish an AIIMS-type hospital in Sengipatti for the convenience of residents of Tiruchi. , Thanjavur and Pudukottai districts.

Health infrastructure should be planned with foresight according to the increase in population, said Dr Aleem.