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Administrative sanction for Erode overbridge gladdens residents

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The Hindu              24.01.2014

Administrative sanction for Erode overbridge gladdens residents

TIMELY STEP:The State Government’s sanction of funds for an overbridge at Government Hospital junction in Erode has generated hopes for better regulation of traffic.- PHOTO: M.GOVARTHAN
TIMELY STEP:The State Government’s sanction of funds for an overbridge at Government Hospital junction in Erode has generated hopes for better regulation of traffic.- PHOTO: M.GOVARTHAN

For residents of Erode city, the State Government’s administrative sanction of Rs. 22.92 crore earlier this week for construction of a road overbridge at the Government Headquarters Hospital junction was on desired lines.

The sanction accorded in consideration of the traffic congestion caused by huge vehicular population due to increase in the number of power loom and handloom units, besides the large presence of industries and commercial establishments came at a juncture when the Highways Department has firmed up plans for construction of a traffic island, a long-felt need, at the junction.

Intervention

Thanks to the intervention by the office of the Commissioner of Land Administration, the district administration could compensate shopkeepers who had to relinquish land for the traffic island construction.

Depending on the alignment, land requirement for the proposed overbridge would be determined, official sources said.

The overbridge in a cross formation would resemble Gemini flyover in Chennai. The bridge would run to a length of 200 metres each on the directions of Perundurai and Brough Road and 100 metres each on the sides of EVN and Mettur roads.

The administrative sanction of Rs. 22.92 crore would be utilised for land acquisition, replacement of power lines and telephone poles, and altering the alignment of the underground drainage.

Once this activity is completed over the next three months, a detailed estimate would be drawn up for construction of the bridge that would be 12 metres wide for easy passage of two buses at a time.

The bridge construction would be completed in two years from the time of start, official sources said.

The overbridge at the junction that holds the key for regulation of traffic flow in the Corporation limits would be the first for the city, official sources added.

 

60,000 LED lights in extended Chennai areas

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Deccan Chronicle              20.01.2014 

60,000 LED lights in extended Chennai areas

Chennai: The most-neglected areas in the extended parts of Ch­ennai corporation will soon be lit by LED lights as the civic body is set to facilitate these areas with 60,000 LED (light emitting diode) stre­etlights.

Though the scheme was announced way back in 2012 year-end, the project is yet to take shape. However, sources at the corporation say that the installation of the 60,000 streetlights wo­u­ld be announced in the upcoming corporation cou­ncil meet this month.

The lights will come up at Tiruvottiyur, Manali, Mad­h­a­varam, Ambattur, Valas­aravakkam, Alandur, Peru­ngudi and the Sholi­nga­nallur zones that were ann­exed to the Chennai corporation.

“This scheme which comes under the second phase of implementation will focus on the extended regions. The first phase in­v­olves installing 13,000 str­eetlights, both sodium va­pour and LED lights, in the­se areas,” said a corporati­on official.

“The civic bo­dy’s aim is to replace all so­d­ium vapour lights with LED lights in a phased ma­nner,” he added. “Str­eet­lights at some places are being blocked by tree br­an­ches, obstructing the light. The civic body must prune the branches,” suggested Ak­­shayan Harih­aran, a resident of Vijaya­nagar.

The civic body has inc­reased the functioning time of streetlights following poor li­ght early in the wee hours. A press release no­tes that streetlights which usually burn till 5.30 am will now be on for an additional hour for the convenience of the people.

 

Pudukottai gets RO plant and gasifier crematorium

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The Hindu             10.01.2014

Pudukottai gets RO plant and gasifier crematorium

Sweet news:Reverse osmosis unit being installed at ward 41 in Pudukottai on Thursday.
Sweet news:Reverse osmosis unit being installed at ward 41 in Pudukottai on Thursday.

A reverse osmosis plant, an overhead tank, and a gasifier crematorium will be inaugurated in the town on Friday. The reverse osmosis plant is to supply drinking water to the residents of ward 41.

Though the municipality had set up a mini power pump, the pH level was not up to the standard. Hence, the municipality set up the plant for making it potable, said S.A.S. Sait, municipal chairman (in-charge).

An overhead tank with a capacity of two lakh litres at Adappanvayal caters to the needs of ward 7, 8 and 9.

The supply of drinking water under the Cauvery Combined Water Scheme to these wards would be augmented, he said.

The tank was constructed at an estimate of Rs. 26 lakh under the general funds and the MLA constituency area development fund.

Though the municipality had constructed a gasifier crematorium at a cost of Rs. 49 lakh at Bose Nagar about a couple of years ago, it was not inaugurated for want of additional facilities.

New facilities, including toilets, garden, and a hall, have been provided at an expenditure of Rs. 24 lakh.

N. Subramanian, Minister for Adi Dravidar Welfare, and C. Vijayabaskar, Minister for Health, would declare open the facilities.

 


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