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Solar panels come as boon to temples

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The solar panels set up at a number of temples by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Department, about a couple of years ago, have reduced the power consumption bills.

These units were put up in major temples, including Rockfort Sri Thayumannaswamy Temple, Sri Subramanya Temple in Kumara Vayalur, Sri Mathurakali Amman Temple in Siruvachur near Perambalur and Srirangam Sri Ranaganathaswamy Temple. The capacity of each unit varied between 5 kv to 20 kv depending on the need of the temple and the budgetary support available with each of them.

Official sources told The Hindu that the units have come as a boon to them. Apart from ensuring quality power, the solar units have brought down the power consumption bill. At Sri Subramanya temple in Kumara Vayalur where a 5 kv capacity unit has been set up, the bi-monthly power consumption bill has come down by Rs. 5,000.

The largest beneficiary was Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy temple where a 20 kv unit has been set up. Sources said that the bi-monthly power bill has come down from Rs. 1 lakh toRs. 60,000.

Officials said that the investment on solar unit had proved its worth in the last couple of years. “The expenditure on power has been brought down to a great extent and we are able to get back the investment made for the solar energy through this economy,” an official said.

The solar energy is being utilised only between 9 a.m to 5.30 p.m. None of the temples opted for back-up facility, although batteries with back-up would enable power supply during the night. “But, it means an additional expenditure which is nearly equal to the solar panel itself,” says an official. The battery for back-up storage needs periodical maintenance and upkeep which would be an additional expenditure for the temple.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 169240.ece


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Toll-free number for traffic issues

Close on the heels of establishing a dedicated control room to deal with traffic regulation, the police have introduced a toll-free number 1095 for the residents.

City Police Commissioner A.Arun, who inaugurated the number on Tuesday, said the public can dial the number to convey information on traffic related issues such as traffic snarls, problems or accidents. The number would be attended at the dedicated traffic control room round the clock.

He said that a separate traffic control room to deal with traffic was opened here on March 1. The room was established in view of central location of the city in the State and continuous movement of traffic and people. The control room helped in monitoring the traffic and enabled officers to give suitable instructions immediately to regulate traffic.

A separate repeater and bandwidth besides a separate channel has been created for the traffic control room.

Meanwhile, a special summer camp for children of police serving in the city has been organised under the Children’s Recreational Club for 45 days. About 632 children of police serving in Cantonment, Golden Rock, Fort and Srirangam ranges are participating in the camp, inaugurated by Mr.Arun on Monday.

Coaches in various indoor and outdoor sports would conduct the camp. Besides, computer, painting and music training would be part of the camp and would be held at the Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts. Cricket camp would be held at the National College and the camp for other indoor games would be held at the Anna Stadium.

He said children excelling in various fields would be provided with prizes at the end of the camp.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 150592.ece


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Over 100 Encroachments removed from Chatram Bus Stand area surroundings


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Renovated postal sorting hub opened


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A National Sorting Hub (NSH), renovated and relocated in the city, was declared open on Wednesday.

J.T.Venkateswaralu, Postmaster General, Central Region,Tiruchi, declared open the renovated NHS, adjacent to the Parcel Hub of the Department of Posts, in the presence of G. Natarajan, Director of Postal Services, Central Region, Tiruchi.

A comprehensive plan is being worked out by the postal department to offer nodal delivery service for parcels and speed post articles through the NSH and Parcel Hub, to a press release said.

The NSH, located at Tiruchi Railway Mail Service, has witnessed a phenomenal growth in handling inbound and outbound speed post articles. The hub processed 14,65,152 articles during 2016-17 against 12,21,096 articles the previous year, a 20 % increase. Speed Post product portfolio has also been expanded for parcels up to 35 kg in weight. In view of the growth and developments, there was a need to modernise and relocate the NSH closer to the Parcel Hub at the department land at the Tiruchi Head Post Office, the release said.

In order to provide better services to the users of Speed Post, value additions such as credit facility under Book Now Pay Later (BNPL) scheme, free pick-up, volume based discounts and cash on delivery (COD) facilities were being offered to cater to the growing e-commerce market.

As part of the Mail Network Optimisation Project carried out by the Department of Posts during the 12th Five Year Plan, the processing centres at Railway Mail Service Points were given a facelift by designating them as National Sorting Hubs and Intra Circle Hubs. They were strengthened with modern infrastructure and softwares to cater the requirements of modern day users , the release added.


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The National Sorting Hub is located at Tiruchi Railway Mail Service

The hub processed 14,65,152 articles during 2016-17


Speed Post product portfolio has also been expanded




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3 night shelters come up for the homeless in Tiruchi

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Homeless people staying in the night shelter in Tiruchi on Saturday.Photo: M. SrinathM_SRINATH

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These shelters have been constructed at a cost Rs. 2.55 crore

In a significant effort to prevent homeless people from sleeping on roadsides, platforms and beneath bridges, the Tiruchi City Corporation has constructed three night shelters.

They have been constructed at a cost Rs. 2.55 crore with the financial assistance given by the National Urban Livelihood Mission.

A sum of Rs. 40 lakh has been spent for the night shelter near the Railway Junction. The night shelters at Chathiram on Madurai Road and East Boulevard Road have been constructed at an estimate of Rs. 85 lakh each. A sum of Rs. 15 lakh will be spent on providing furniture and electronic gadgets.

The night shelter near the Railway Junction can accommodate 50 persons. The other shelters have been designed to accommodate 100 persons each.

Minister for Tourism Vellamandi N. Natarajan inaugurated the night shelter near the Railway Junction in the presence of Minister for Backward Classes and Minority Welfare S. Valarmathi, Tiruchi Member of Parliament P. Kumar and others.

Corporation Commissioner N. Ravichandran, told The Hindu that the night shelters would be of great help to prevent the homeless people from sleeping on streets. The night shelter at Railway Junction has two floors, while the ground floor would be used to accommodate males, the first floor would be used for females. Besides dining hall and kitchen, ten toilets and four bathrooms have also been constructed.

A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) has been identified for maintenance of the night shelter. Cots with beds have been arranged on dormitory basis. A caretaker and security guards have also been posted. A sum of Rs. 6 lakh has been earmarked for operation and maintenance of the night shelter for a year.

Mr. Ravichandran said that the homeless people could also use the shelter for cooking as well. If needed, they could use the shelter for staying during the day also.

“A survey reveals that about 40 persons, including a few women, spend the night on platforms and roadsides near the Railway Junction and Central Bus Stand. They have been asked to use the night shelter,” Mr. Ravichandran said.

A Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) has also been set up at the night shelter to monitor those visiting the premises and it was basically to prevent misuse of the shelter.

According to a survey, S. Nagesh, City Engineer, said that there were 468 homeless persons in Tiruchi city. A total of 250 persons could be accommodated in the three night shelters.



source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/3-night-shelters-come-up-for-the-homeless-in-tiruchi/article18070959.ece


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From June, separate plastic waste or pay fine

Households and commercial establishments will soon have to exercise caution before handing over their daily waste packet to corporation workers as presence of unsegregated plastic will invite penalties. The fine amount though has been kept at a meagre Rs 10 as the civic body's main aim is to bring about a behavioural change among the citizens.

The move comes in the backdrop of the growing heaps of plastic at the Ariyamangalam dump yard in the city accounting for almost half of the 12 lakh tonnes of garbage. Getting rid of this chunk has been a big challenge for the civic body as people living around grapple with the health hazard. The prime reason for this huge plastic presence has been the haphazard dumping of unsegregated waste generated from across the city over several decades.

Making the landmark announcement, the civic body has now paved the way for a cleaner Trichy. If implemented properly, it would prevent non-biodegradable waste from reaching the dump yard and turning pollutants. The upcoming days will see a series of programmes and awareness drive by the civic body educating people on the need for such an initiative.

"Under the new rule producers are made responsible for collecting waste generated from their products," said corporation commissioner N Ravichandran. Individual and bulk generators like commercial establishments will have to segregate plastic waste at source, he said. The initiative has been adopted from Tirunelveli corporation which bagged the best corporation award from the Union government for successful segregated collection of non-biodegradable waste.

According to the plan, segregated plastic waste from households and bulk generators would be collected once a week. This would be reused for laying roads and other purpose based on the need. "From June 5, we have planned to carry a massive drive every week on a particular day to collect plastic and other non-biodegradable waste," said Ravichandran. "It will be a mass drive having officials from every department in the corporation along with conservancy workers in the field for the collection. By making the initiative a movement, we can reach out to a larger audience in the city," he said.

A resolution is to be passed by the city corporation in this regard while bringing the order into effect from June 5. The remaining 45 days will see a series of programmes to spread the awareness on plastic waste segregation with the participation of stakeholders. There are four micro compost yards in the city covering a ne ward each. While members of women self-help groups make door-to-door collection, they say that a majority of the residents don't segregate plastic waste despite the awareness drive.

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GM SR Shri Vashishta Johri presenting the overall efficiency shield to Trichy DRM A K Agarwal


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