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Surveillance cameras to be installed

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The Hindu              30.08.2013

Surveillance cameras to be installed

Special Correspondent

Government order on installing cameras at public places to be implemented

The Tiruchirapalli City Corporation, in consultation with the police, will soon install surveillance cameras across the city. The proposal was cleared by the Corporation Council at an urgent meeting chaired by Mayor A. Jaya on Thursday.

An official resolution, which was approved by the council, did not give out too many details on the proposal except to point out that the State government had ordered the installation of surveillance cameras at public buildings, commercial complexes, and places of public congregation to check crimes. As a follow up, the Commissioner of Police has requested the civic body to fix the cameras.

The corporation will call for tenders soon to fix closed circuit television cameras in places specified by the city police in each of the four zones. The contractors will be vested with the task of maintaining the cameras for three years subject to the conditions and specifications laid down by the corporation and the police. Agencies given the contract would be allowed to advertise at places of their choice, subject to government regulations, and approval of the District Collector.

Responding to a question from MDMK councillor, M. Mohamed Mustafa, Commissioner V.P. Thandapani said the locations where the cameras were to be installed would be placed before the council for its approval.

M. Anbazhagan, DMK, pointed out that a similar attempt to install surveillance cameras in some places had proved to be an eyesore as they were erected atop a series of poles and urged the officials to ensure that the mistake was not repeated.

The council gave its nod for introducing a licence system for private tanker lorries engaged in cleaning septic tanks and disposing wastewater in the city. All such private sewage tankers would soon require licences. The civic body would charge an annual licence fee of Rs. 2,000 a vehicle and Rs.30 a trip for letting out the waste water at the Panchapur sewage farm. Sewage lorries operating without licence would attract a penalty of Rs. 5,000 and the vehicles would be seized if they were caught for the offence for the third time.


Corporation launches bin tracking

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The New Indian Express           21.08.2013 

Corporation launches bin tracking

Chennai Corporation as a part of its SWM initiative has introduced a bin tracking software which would ensure a timely pick up and clearing of bins.

This is monitored by the Corporation through a centralized monitoring facility. The photograph of the bins cleared are taken and uploaded. The bins that have not been cleared on time are coloured red which enables the Corporation to take timely remedial action.

The Corporation has solicited active public participation to make the city garbage free through a public led monitoring system.

The site provides a provision to register the complaints regarding non/delayed clearance of bins or call a toll free Corporation complain No 1800-425-1566 .The public can log on www.cmsw.co.in and click on to the ‘bin map’ to know the real time data of number of bins cleared in any given area.


Computer-aided learning in five Corporation schools

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The Hindu             05.08.2013

Computer-aided learning in five Corporation schools

Staff Reporter

Coimbatore Corporation has decided to introduce computer-aided learning in five Corporation schools.

The civic body decided to extend the facility to the Corporation Girls’ High School, Selvapuram, Corporation Higher Secondary School, Udayampalayam, Corporation High School, P.N. Pudur, Corporation Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Oppanakara Street, and Corporation Higher Secondary School, Peelamedu.

At present the Corporation has such a facility at its school in Maniakarampalayam.

The Corporation decided to do so at its Council meeting held on July 24, wherein it said that it had chosen one school a zone. There are five zones in the Corporation.


To introduce the facility, promised in the Corporation Budget for 2013-14, the Corporation had formed a committee comprising Commissioner G. Latha, Deputy Commissioner S. Sivarasu, accounts officer, city engineer and 11 other people.

It had also allotted Rs. 20 lakh a school and said that it would meet the expenses from its Education Fund.

The Corporation had introduced the computer-aided learning facility in association with the American India Foundation and Dell under the ‘Dell Connected Class Room’ concept.

The project would benefit 370 students in the Selvapuram school, 578 students in the Udayampalayam school, 453 students in the P.N. Pudur school, 1,477 students in the Oppanakara Street school and 692 students in the Peelamedu school.

New scheme introduced in association with American India Foundation and Dell under ‘Dell Connected Class Room’ concept.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 04:59

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