Tamil Nadu govt allocates Rs 15 crore for Jayalalithaa's grand memorial

The report said the officials of the Public Works Department (PWD) expressed that the department was yet to come up with a design for the memorial.

Tamil Nadu govt allocates Rs 15 crore for Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu government has reportedly allotted Rs. 15 crore for the construction of a grand memorial for former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa near the MGR memorial on the Marina.





The tender for executing the work will be floated soon, according to a The Hindu report. “The money has been allotted and officials have taken the measurements around where Amma was laid to rest. A tender will be floated, and after the minimum required period, work on her memorial will be undertaken at full speed,” a minister told daily.

The report said the officials of the Public Works Department (PWD) expressed that the department was yet to come up with a design for the memorial. “We are yet to receive a directive from the government in this regard,” an official said.

“We are only carrying out minor repair work on the site. Temporary arrangements like provision of tent and barricades around the site have been made. The construction of the memorial is still in the preliminary planning stage,” an official said.

J Jayalalithaa (68), one of India’s most popular politicians, was laid to rest at MG Radhakrishnan Memorial site in Marina Beach with official state honours on November 6.

The AIADMK chief died on Monday night at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, where she had been undergoing treatment since September 22.

Authorities had also declared a seven-day mourning period beginning Tuesday. Schools, colleges, offices and businesses were to be closed for the next three days, which have been designated a public holiday in the state. The Centre also announced a day’s national mourning.