Jaya memorial to be opened tomorrow

Chennai: The phoenix-themed memorial to ex-AIADMK supremo and former Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, which was under construction over the last few years, is all set to be inaugurated tomorrow.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami would inaugurate the memorial, an official release said here.

Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam would preside while State Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal, ministers, Parliamentarians and party MLAs and other officials would take part in the event.

In view of the function, police have announced traffic diversions on Kamarajar Salai.

According to an official release, the stretch of Kamarajar Salai from the Lighthouse to the War Memorial will be closed from 6 am, until the conclusion of the function.

Palaniswami and Panneerselvam in May 2018 had jointly laid the foundation stone for the memorial adjacent to the memorial of party founder and former Chief Minister M G Ramachandran located on the Marina Beach.

The government had earmarked Rs 50 crore for constructing the phoenix-themed memorial abutting the spot where Jayalalithaa was laid to rest following her demise on 5 December, 2016.