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Salem Corporation begins desilting Vellakuttai odai

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Courtesy : The Hindu Date : 02.06.2009

Salem Corporation begins desilting Vellakuttai Odai

Staff Reporter

Garbage being dumped in channel despite warnings

Photo: P. Goutham

Timely action: Salem Corporation workers removing silt from the Vellakuttai Odai in Salem on Monday. —

SALEM: Salem Corporation has begun removing silt from the bed of Vellakuttai Odai here on Monday.

This comes in the wake of complaints from people that the flow of waste water in the channel remains affected and sewage overflows during rain.

A number of colonies located near the channel were flooded during the recent rain.

The channel, a surplus course of the Vellakuttai Eri and a major sewer that passes through several residential colonies before joining the Tirumanimutharu River accumulated silt due to the unmindful dumping of solid waste by commercial establishments.

Eateries and shopkeepers continue to dispose of garbage in the channel despite warnings from the Corporation.

Civic officials have also failed to take concrete measures to prevent commercial establishments from dumping solid waste.

With the city witnessing heavy rain for the past few days, sewage mixed with rainwater is flowing to the rim of the channel.

Civic officials deployed earth movers and a team of workers to remove the silt and ensure smooth flow of waste water in the channel.

Officials said that a portion of the channel had already been taken up for improvement as a part of the second phase of the Tirumanimutharu River Project.

The entire course of the channel would be improved in a phased manner.

This is expected to help ensure smooth flow of waste water.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2009 12:15

Siruvani Water Supply Schedule for June 3

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Courtesy : The Hindu Date : 02.06.2009

Siruvani water supply schedule for June 3

Special Correspondent

COIMBATORE: Drinking water under the Siruvani scheme will be supplied in the following overhead tank areas on the third day (June 3) as part of the once-in-four days distribution schedule:

Gandhi Park (Wards 42, 45, 46): 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.; (Wards 39, 40 and 54): 5 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.; (Ward 38) 4.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Cheran Nagar (Wards 53, 54 and a part of 52 and 56): 8 a.m. to noon; Seeranaickenpalayam (Wards 57, 58): 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Ramnagar, Sivananda Colony and Tatabad (Wards 31, 33): 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rayappapuram (Wards 67, 68): 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; R.G. Nagar (Wards 66, 67): 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; V.O.C. Park (including Race Course area consisting of wards 20, 21, 26, 27): 4 a.m. to 1 p.m.; (Wards 20, 21, 26, 27 consisting of areas in Kattoor): 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Jayanagar (Ward 65): 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Ramaswamy Nagar (Ward 65): 4 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Town Hall (Ward 13, 39, 40 and a part of 12, 25 and 26): 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sidhapudur (Wards 19, 20 consisting of Pazhayur areas): 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2009 12:04

New building sealed for rules violation

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Courtesy : The Hindu Date : 02.06.2009

New building sealed for rules violation

Special Correspondent

Corporation taking action only after serving notice on owner two months ago

— Photo: S. Siva Saravanan

ACTION: A building on Head Post Office Road near the Collectorate in the city sealed for violation.

COIMBATORE: The Corporation, in association with the Local Planning Authority, sealed on Monday in the city a new building on charges of violating building rules, including non-provision of space for parking vehicles.

The building, on Head Post Office Road near the Collectorate, was to house a restaurant and offices. While permission had been obtained for only 15,000 sq.ft., the total constructed area was 40,000 sq.ft.

Corporation Commissioner Anshul Mishra had warned late last week that the Corporation would take stringent action on cases of building rules violation.

Parking space

The civic body and the planning authority wanted to prevent the violation that mostly pertained to parking space.

Many owners/builders got building plans approved by earmarking parking space. But, the buildings came up with shops taking up parking space.

In the case of the building sealed on Monday, structures for shops had been built in the basement meant for parking of vehicles. A portion of the basement itself was a violation as it extended to a point below the pavement along the road, Mr. Mishra said.

The Corporation took action only after serving a notice on the building owner two months ago, he said.

The building was about to be inaugurated with a puja on Monday morning.

Learning about this, teams from the Corporation rushed to the spot and vacated the people from the building.

Officials from the civic body and also the Local Planning Authority sealed the building.


“We first warned of action. Now, we are into taking it. This will be the fate of all the buildings that have been constructed in violation of rules,” the Commissioner said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2009 11:54

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