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New park opened at Ponnagar extension

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The Hindu       07.09.2016  

New park opened at Ponnagar extension

A view of the new park opened at Ponnagar extension in Tiruchi.
A view of the new park opened at Ponnagar extension in Tiruchi.

Tourism Minister Vellamandi N. Natarajan on Monday inaugurated a new park at Ponnagar extension in K. Abishekapuram zone.

It was opened for public in the presence of Minister for Backward Class and Minority Welfare S. Valarmathi, Mayor A. Jaya, Corporation Commissioner N. Ravichandran and Deputy Mayor J. Srinivasan.

The park has been constructed at a cost of Rs.40 lakh and was said to be the first park established in Ponnagar extension.

Besides a footpath laid for about 200 metres, the park has various play equipment for children including slides, merry-go-round, seesaw and others.

Officials said that there were 500 houses in Ponnagar extension area. The park would be beneficial for children, women and morning and evening walkers.

 

Civic body holds meet to discuss Vendors Act

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The Hindu      22.06.2016  

Civic body holds meet to discuss Vendors Act

The Oulgaret Municipality conducted a meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday.- .Photo: T.Singaravelou
The Oulgaret Municipality conducted a meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday.- .Photo: T.Singaravelou

: As a precursor to the implementation of the Street Vendors’ (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014, the Oulgaret Municipality on Wednesday held a preliminary meeting with stakeholders comprising street vendors, traders and representatives of political parties.

Municipal Commissioner M.S.Ramesh said the meeting was held to elicit the views and suggestions from stakeholders on the implementation of rules.

Before the implementation of the provisions of Act, the government should make rules for carrying out the provisions of this Act and a Town Vending Committee should be constituted under the chairmanship of Municipal Commissioner.

The Act says members may be nominated to the committee by the Government, representing the local authority, medical officer of the local authority, the planning authority, traffic police, police, association of street vendors, market associations, traders associations, NGOs, community-based organisations, resident welfare associations, banks and such other interests as it deemed fit.

CPI (M) unit secretary R.Rajangam said, “The livelihood of street vendors should not be affected by regulating the trade. We suggested to the authorities to first constitute a town vending committee before trying to regulate the trade.”

 

Mayor, MLAs inspect water scheme

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The Hindu      15.06.2016

Mayor, MLAs inspect water scheme

With the city facing acute water shortage, Mayor S. Soundappan along with MLAs and officials visited the Mettur – Salem Dedicated Water Supply Scheme at Thottilpatti here on Tuesday.

The corporation receives 102 MLD (million litres a day) water through the dedicated scheme and 10 MLD water through the Nangavalli – Salem Old Water Supply Scheme everyday which, in turn, is supplied to all the wards in corporation limits.

Due to maintenance work carried out at Chekkanur barrage for past three weeks, water could not be stored in the barrage.

Hence, raw water could not be pumped for treatment and distribution to the residents. With water supply being restored slowly, the Mayor along with Corporation Commissioner K.R. Selvaraj, MLAs G. Venkatachalam and A.P. Sakthivel, and Deputy Mayor M. Natesan inspected the channel-laying process at Thottilpatti. The Mayor asked the officials to expedite the works so that regular water supply is restored at the earliest.

 


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