The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) and the Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board are preparing for the relocation and resettlement of families from Kannappar Thidal in Periamet, Chennai. The area currently faces a large number of encroachments, including houses and shops. After the DMK government took office, residents requested in situ redevelopment of their homes instead of resettlement to distant tenements.
The civic body, however, plans to resettle 115 families from the homeless shelter in Kannappar Thidal to new homes in the vicinity. This move follows residents’ demand for alternative housing within a 2 km radius to protect their livelihoods. The redevelopment of Kannappar Thidal, complete with various civic infrastructure facilities, is set to begin once the resettlement of homeless residents is concluded.