Chief minister M K Stalin has inaugurated a multi-level parking lot and renovated old bus terminus, Thennampalayam weekly market and flower market in Tirupur city. The projects were implemented by the Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department under the smart city mission at a cost of ₹75.4 crore.
The multi-level parking lot was set up at a cost of ₹19 crore, while the old bus terminus was renovated at ₹38.8 crore. The Thennampalayam weekly market was renovated at ₹12.9 crore and the flower market at ₹4.7 crore.
District collector S Vineeth informed that the renovated old bus terminus, which was renamed Kalaignar bus terminus, would benefit around 40,000 passengers daily. It is spacious and could accommodate 42 buses at a time. The terminus now features more commercial shops, large entry and exit points, two feeding rooms, an RO drinking water facility, a footbridge with an escalator and 54 toilets, 12 of them exclusively for people with disabilities.
The multi-level parking facility near the Kalaignar bus terminus can accommodate 2,050 two-wheelers, 14 cars and 20 vehicles used by disabled people.