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Several walls on Anna Salai sport clean look

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Source : The Hindu Date : 13.06.2009

Several walls on Anna Salai sport clean look

Staff Reporter

 


Corporation workers work for 10 hours to clear graffiti, banners, cut-outs, and nameboards


— Photo: K.V.Srinivasan

ERASING WALL WRITINGS: Mayor M.Subramanian inspecting work to remove graffiti on Anna Salai on Thursday.

CHENNAI: Over 3,000 square metres of wall space on Anna Salai and Kamarajar Salai were cleared of graffiti and posters on Thursday. A total of 500 staff of Chennai Corporation worked 10 hours to clear the space.

It followed the ban on posters and graffiti on the two arterial roads. Many walls on both the roads sported a clean look after the workers whitewashed the graffiti.

The workers also removed digital banners, cut-outs and nameboards of commercial establishments that encroached on pavement space. Five lorries were pressed into service for the purpose.

Speaking to reporters after supervising the drive, Mayor M. Subramanian said the civic body would paste stickers indicating poster-free zones and warning violators of punishment.

“We will ensure that people do not write on walls or paste posters. Corporation officials would go on regular rounds and remove posters, if found, immediately. If the offenders do not listen even after warnings, we would request police to take action,” he said.

Mr. Subramanian said that even private walls would be whitewashed if they had unauthorised advertisements.

Unauthorised advertisements put up on bus shelters on Anna Salai would be peeled off. Posters stuck from electricity boxes, telephone pillars and street lamp posts would be removed as part of the drive.

At the conclusion of the drive, students of the Government College of Arts would be asked to paint the walls of government buildings. The Chennai Corporation has requested the college Principal for designs.

Mr. Subramanian said permission would be sought from the Central government and public sector undertakings to paint drawings on their walls.

The services of the students have already been used at the park opposite the Secretariat on Rajaji Salai and the park opposite the Raj Bhavan. They would be paid for their work.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 June 2009 14:49
 

Plan to tackle Ooty’s waste

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Source : The Hindu Date : 12.06.2009

Plan to tackle Ooty’s waste

Special Correspondent

Udhagamandalam: With the civic administration according high priority to garbage management, waste-related problems are expected to come down steadily over the coming months, according to the Municipal Chairman R. Rajendran.

Scheme

Speaking to ‘The Hindu’ here on Thursday, he said that the municipality was in the process of providing both short and long term solutions. Stating that a major plan of action with private sector participation was in the process of being put in place, he said that the comprehensive solid waste management scheme was expected to be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs. 25 crore. Work on the project, which will be taken up on a Build, Operate and Transfer basis was expected to be completed by the end of 2010.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2009 11:17
 

Major waste management scheme on the anvil

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Source : The Hindu Date : 12.06.2009

Major waste management scheme on the anvil

D. Radhakrishnan

Project expected to be completed by the end of 2010

Photo: M. Sathyamoorthy

Focus on safe disposal: A truck carrying garbage entering the municipal dump yard at Theetukkal near Udhagamandalam. —

Udhagamandalam: With the civic administration according high priority to garbage management, waste-related problems are expected to come down steadily over the coming months, according to the Municipal Chairman R. Rajendran.

Speaking to ‘The Hindu’ here on Thursday, he said that the municipality was in the process of providing both short and long term solutions.

Stating that a major plan of action with private sector participation was in the process of being put in place, he said that the comprehensive solid waste management scheme was expected to be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs. 25 crore.

Pointing out that a detailed project report would be submitted by a Noida-based consultancy firm to the government soon, Mr. Rajendran said that it would include the construction of a compost yard and a plastic re-cycling unit at the dump yard of the municipality in Theetukkal near here.

Work on the project, which will be taken up on a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis was expected to be completed by the end of 2010.

The process of transferring ownership of the dump yard extending over about 15 acres from the Forest Department to the municipality was nearly over.

In order to prevent dumping of garbage on the main Ooty-Theetukkal-Parsons Valley Road, the municipality had recently laid roads inside the dump yard to facilitate movement of garbage trucks. Gradually facilities would be improved. Stating that the dump yard will be maintained properly, he expressed the confidence that the people residing nearby will not be subjected to inconvenience.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2009 11:13
 


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