3 new law colleges to be set up in TN: CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday announced that three new law colleges will be set up in the state.

Palaniswami informed the assembly on Wednesday that three new law colleges will be set up in TN in view of increasing applications every year from aspirants and to help students from backward communities-socially and economically- get legal education.

The colleges will be set up at a total cost of Rs 9.52 crore and will begin functioning from 2019-20 academic year, said the chief minister.

“A Special Officer will be appointed for every college to immediately start preliminary work,” Palaniswami added.

He also said in the Assembly on Wednesday that repair of roads and bridges affected due to cyclone Gaja in districts including Nagappattinam and Tiruvarur will be taken up at a cost of Rs 200.53 crore.

According to Palaniswami, roads and bridges were badly hit due to the last year’s cyclone that ravaged several districts. Considering this, repair of roads and bridges will be taken up in Nagappattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, and Pudukottai districts, he said.

The chief minister said a new multi-storey building would be constructed on the Madras high court premises at a cost of Rs 202.40 crore. All sub-courts functioning on the high court premises will be shifted to the new building.