Now, Amma Marriage Halls in Tamil Nadu

The Amma Marriage Halls are an addition to the list of schemes launched by the AIADMK supremo, Jayalalitha.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2016 4:51 pm
jayalalithaa, aiadmk chief, amma tamil nadu, amma marriage hall, jayalalithaa marriage hall, tamil nadu amma marriage hall, india news, latest news, indian express news Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa started this initiative since it was difficult for people from the economically-weaker sections to book high-rent marriage halls. (Source: PTI Photo/File)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday has announced the construction of “Amma Marriage Halls” in 11 places across the state. According to AIADMK’s official Twitter handle, the cost to build these marriage halls stands at Rs 83 crores.

The Amma Marriage Halls are an addition to the list of schemes launched by the AIADMK supremo. According to a Times of India report, CM Jayalalithaa started this initiative since it was difficult for people from the economically-weaker sections to book high-rent marriage halls.

“I have ordered Amma marriage halls for the benefit of poor. The halls will have facilities including air-conditioned rooms for bride and groom, guest rooms, dining hall and kitchen,” said the 68-year-old leader.

The marriage halls will be available for online booking and will be built in the following places:

#Chennai- Tondiarpet, Velachery, Ayapakkam, Periyar Nagar, Korattur

#Madurai- Anna Nagar

#Tirunelveli- Ambasamudram

#Tiruvallu- Kodungaiyur

#Tirupur- Udumalaipet

#Salem

Along with the marriage halls, Jayalalitha has also announced the construction of 50,000 houses. The cost to build these houses stands at Rs 1800 crore and they will be built through Tamil Nadu slum clearance board. The state government is also set to offer a subsidy of Rs 945 crore to the beneficiaries to construct 45,000 houses.