CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday commissioned distribution of laptops for higher secondary students analyzing in authorities and government-aided faculties, polytechnics, and schools for in a different way-abled, numbering around 15.18 lakh. In all, laptops well worth Rs 1,340. Forty-four crore might be distributed for 2018-19.

Seven college students from components of the State received laptops from the CM in man or woman at the Secretariat.
During 2017-18, as many as 37,88,528 students were given laptops well worth Rs five,552.39 crores. The scheme was launched through past due Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on September 15, 2011.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister declared open 467 residential quarters for police employees, constructed at Gandhipuram in Coimbatore, Pudupet in Chennai, Manimuthar in Tirunelveli district and Gudimangalam in Tirupur district.

He also laid the basis for 113 residential quarters to be built at Villupuram and Salem, at a total value of
`26.25 crores. He additionally inaugurated homes for the police and hearth and rescue services departments at various places.

MGR arch unveiled
The Chief Minister additionally unveiled an arch constructed at a fee of `2.52 crore on Kamarajar Road on the beachfront, to mark the delivery centenary of overdue CM MG Ramachandran. A PIL in opposition to the development of this arch turned into dismissed by means of the Madras High Court on February 21