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Nov 11, 2009

Tamil meet preparations to start !!

The academic research sittings of the World Classical Tamil Conference from June 23 to 27 will be held in the five halls of the Coimbatore District Small Scale Industries Association (CODISSIA) while the other related events would be held in two stretches of land measuring close to 90 acres on either side of the approach road to CODISSIA fair grounds, said District Collector P. Umanath on Tuesday.Dr. Umanath told reporters that the sittings would be held in 10 to 12 auditoriums within the CODISSIA fair complex.

The 25-acre land on one side of the approach road belonging to the Government and another 65 acres of land belonging to Tamil Nadu Housing Board and private parties would be used for hosting events such as exhibitions, cultural events, transport arrangements and parking. Food court within CODISSIA fair complex would be ready by February end or March and could accommodate 1,000 persons at a time. Approximately 1,200 delegates are expected for the conference. Besides, lakhs of people are likely to participate.With regard to infrastructure, Coimbatore as of now has provision for 1,400 AC rooms and 600 non-AC rooms and if necessary the administration would arrange accommodation in Tirupur and Mettupalayam. Procession with floats would be organised.

The Officer on Special Duty for the conference would have a meeting at Coimbatore on Saturday with the heads of various departments to finalise arrangements and infrastructure requirements. The Government would soon decide on constructing a commemorative structure on the conference.

Prior to the conference, the administration was keen on widening Tiruchi Road to accommodate the increase in traffic.It would be discussed with the National Highways and State Highways Authorities.Tiruchi Road should be able to accommodate the diverted traffic of Avanashi Road and efforts are on to expedite the ongoing rail overbridge construction work at Hope College to ensure that there were no bottlenecks.

Administration would also explore the possibility of laying a scheme road to connect Avanashi Road with Tiruchi Road if possible before the commencement of the conference.The meeting on Saturday would discuss all infrastructure needs , the collector said. The office for World Tamil Conference in Red Fields – Kamarajar Road has been sanctioned Rs 5.5 lakh.

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