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Flex banners banned in Namakkal municipal limits

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The Hindu        21.07.2016  

Flex banners banned in Namakkal municipal limits

With unauthorised flex banners and other advertisement materials causing traffic congestion on the roads in the town, the district administration has banned all such materials in the municipal limits from July 22.

An all-party meeting was held here on Tuesday to discuss the road safety measures. Chaired by Namakkal Revenue Divisional Officer M. Kannan, K.P.P. Baskar MLA, municipal officials, traders and members of various political parties participated in the meeting.

The issue of frequent traffic congestion on Park Road near Uzhavar Santhai, near Bus Stand and Salem Road corner was discussed.

Participants said that erecting of large size flex banners consume more space and also pose a threat to road users.

The issue of shopkeepers encroaching road space outside Uzhavar Santhai that causes congestion in the morning hours was also discussed.

It was decided to close the entry point on the Park Road. It was decided to ban erecting flex banners in the municipal limits from July 22 and remove the existing banners in the next two days.

From 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. sand-laden lorries and other heavy vehicles were allowed to pass through the town to join the Trichy Road. However, with poor monitoring in place, lorries enter even during the day time causing much hardship to the road users. Hence, public sought monitoring of the lorries that enter during day time.

An all-party meeting was held on Tuesday to discuss road safety measures

 

Record number of birth, death certificates issued

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The Hindu     11.07.2016 

Record number of birth, death certificates issued

The Corporation despatched a record number of 430 birth and death certificates on a single day on Saturday. The Corporation has urged the people to submit applications for the certificates directly at the corporation office, without approaching middlemen. The corporation will send the birth certificates to the applicants by post within three days. The applicants have been directed to attach a self-addressed envelope along with the applications. The sources said that many applications are received daily for the correction of names in certificates. This takes some time, the sources added.

 

CMDA seals building in Sowcarpet for violations

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The Hindu       11.02.2016 

CMDA seals building in Sowcarpet for violations

Staff of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority placed a multi-storey building under lock and seal in Sowcarpet for violating the original planning permit given to it. A press release said the owner had received permission in 2010 to construct a stilt plus two floors for an office-cum-residential building with 3 homes on Mint Street.

However, the owner had constructed a commercial complex with ground and mezzanine and three additional floors.

The building had 61 shops and 6 homes. As the unauthorised building was in violation of the planning permit given by the Chennai Corporation, they issued notices as early as in 2013. As the owner did not comply to other warnings issued later, they placed the building under lock and seal, the press release added. The building was placed under lock and seal as per provisions of Section 56 and 57 of Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act, 1971.

Further, caution and de-occupation notices were issued in 2015 and earlier this year.

 


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