Chennai : The construction work on a memorial for former president A P J Abdul Kalam at his home town of Rameswaram is slated to begin tomorrow with the Tamil Nadu government allotting land as sought by the Centre and construction material having reached the site.

Kalam’s grand nephew, Sheik Salim, said the construction materials have reached the site and thanked the central and state governments for taking up the initiative.

A state government release today said 1.30 acres of land had been allotted for the memorial and the Central Public Works Department has taken steps to fence it.    “The Central Public Works department has set up a fence in the place where the state government has allocated the land,” the release said.

The announcement about the allotment of land and commencement of the construction work came days after media reports stated that the place where the memorial of the former President was propoased to be built was lying neglected.

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