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Auto drivers agree in the City agree to run on meter

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There is something on the horizon to cheer for commuters regularly made to haggle over exorbitant charging by autorickshaws. Drivers owing allegiance to CITU, who add up to a sizeable number, have finally decided to run autorickshaws on digital meter.

However, they have demanded a minimum charge of Rs 30 for 1.5 kms and Rs 15 for every additional km, instead of the government-prescribed minimum charge of Rs 25 and Rs 12 per additional km.

The invasion of Ola into the market has prompted the auto drivers to agree on meters. Ola taxi App has made a large number of autorickshaw drivers switch to their tariff of providing a 4-kilometre ride for Rs 29. CITU auto-drivers association of Trichy said it will install digital meters on autorickshaws.

It is high time to switch to meter system so that we can survive in the market due to the invasion of Ola a year ago. Since then most of our auto-drivers have plumped for their system which gave them good earnings thanks to the frequent rides they get due to the low fare. Hence, we also decided to adopt digital meter system," said district president of the association A L Fakruddin Babu on Tuesday after staging a demonstration near the district collector office.


They have been opposing the government-prescribed minimum fare for 1.8 km - Rs 25, additional every kilometre - Rs 12, waiting charge - Rs 3.50 for every five minutes, night charges (between 11pm to 5 am) - 50 % additional charge. Their demanded is to increase the fare to Rs 30 for the first 1.5 km and Rs 15 for every additional km.


The drivers submitted a petition to the district collector urging him to take up revision of fare with the state government. It may be recalled that when the tariff was prescribed in 2015, it had not gone down well with the autorickshaw drivers. The police had even asked the drivers to display the tariff card, the names of the owner, driver, address and photographs in mother tongue and English and the grievance toll free number - 1800-425-5430 — on the vehicle. They even warned of cancellation of driving licence in case of violation of tariff. However, they did not accept the tariff.


Now, the situation has changed and the CITU is even ready to go with the government-prescribed fee if all the members accept the decision at their July 30 meeting.

"We will discuss the matter in the meeting on July 30. If everyone is ready, we will start the meter system from August 15 in the city. Around 2,200 autos in our association will run on the digital meter system. But we will demand an increase in tariff," said Fakruddin Babu.




source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/ola-hit-auto-drivers-agree-to-run-on-meter/articleshow/59763413.cms


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Plan to tackle water crisis in Trichy City


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Nine bore wells to be sunk at a cost of Rs. 71 lakh

To tide over the water crisis, the Tiruchi Corporation has embarked upon an emergency plan to augment water supply.

Sinking of new bore wells, deepening of existing bore wells, rehabilitation of hand pumps and crack down on illegal tapping of drinking water form part of the plan.


Since the residents had been facing water scarcity for the last few weeks, Corporation Commissioner N. Ravichandran conducted a brain storming session with the city engineers and water managers recently. The meeting took stock of the impact of alternative day water supply, which was introduced from the third week of July.

As per the emergency plan, nine bore wells would be sunk at a cost of Rs. 71 lakh in the Cauvery river and the Coleroon river. Similarly, new bore wells would be sunk at 135 locations in the city.

Mr. Ravichandran told The Hindu that five bore wells would be sunk in the Cauvery near Kambarasampettai and four in the Coleroon.


The works had already been started.

There were 1,764 public bore wells in different parts of the city to supply water for other than drinking purposes. In addition to this, new bore wells would be sunk at 135 locations at a cost of Rs. 197 lakh. Officials had been directed to complete the task within 15 days. The emergency plan would be helpful to reduce the water demand to an extent, Mr. Ravichandran said.




source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/plan-to-tackle-water-crisis/article19361510.ece


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Eight more farm fresh outlets to come up in city taking the total to 17

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Farm fresh outlets in Tiruchi sell around 2.2 tonnes of vegetables and fruits a day.Photo: A. MuralitharanA_MURALITHARAN

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Each to cost around Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh

Encouraged by good patronage for farm fresh outlets, the Department of Cooperation has decided to set up eight more outlets in Tiruchi city.

Former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa inaugurated the first farm fresh outlet at Srirangam in the district through video conferencing in January 2016.

Since it received good response from the residents of Srirangam, a few more outlets were soon opened in the city, taking the number of outlets to nine.

To cash in on the growing patronage, the Department has now sent a proposal to the State government to open eight more farm fresh outlets in Tiruchi.

It is learnt that a Government Order to that effect will be passed soon.

K.C. Ravichandran, Joint Registrar of Cooperatives, Tiruchi district, told The Hindu that sites had already been identified for the new outlets.

Srirangam would have two more in addition to the existing one, he said.

One outlet each would be set up in K.K. Nagar, Tiruvanaikoil, Duraisamypuram and Karumandapam,
Mr. Ravichandran added.

The establishment of an outlet was estimated to cost around Rs. 3 to Rs. 5 lakh.

Funds to the tune of Rs. 40 lakh would be sanctioned for the outlets.

2.2 tonnes a day

Mr. Ravichandran said that on an average, the outlets in Tiruchi sold 2.2 tonnes of vegetables and fruits per day.

The outlets had so far handled 1,500 tonnes of fresh vegetables and fruits. The turnover had crossed Rs. 2.25 crore since the first outlet was opened in January 2016.



source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/eight-more-farm-fresh-outlets-to-come-up-in-tiruchi/article19353649.ece


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Aavin Tiruchi set to start curd production

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Will be sold through agents, 42 parlours in 4 districts

Aavin Tiruchi plans to roll out packaged curd from next month, based on feedback from milk agents that the value-added product will be patronised well.

The agents have for long been urging Aavin authorities for supply of curd at competitive rate.

In all probability, curd packed in cups will be sold through its agents and 42 parlours across Tiruchi, Karur, Perambalur and Ariyalur districts, and the two hi-tech parlours in Tiruchi, from August, V. Subbu, District Revenue Officer and General Manager of Aavin Tiruchi, told The Hindu .

Procurement of cups for the purpose is in progress, Ms. Subbu said.

Quantum to be decided

Aavin has so far been producing curd through its centres in Erode, Salem and Madurai. Aavin Tiruchi has hitherto been procuring butter milk from the Salem centre for supply to consumers during summer months. The quantum of curd production has not yet been decided, the senior official said.

The hi-tech parlour at Perambalur for which construction work is in progress is likely to get functional during September.

Hi-tech parlours

The two hi-tech parlours in Tiruchi at Kottapattu and Ariyamangalam serve as the sale points for ghee, butter, paneer, milk shakes, and cheese.

The average daily procurement from the 699 milk societies, including over 300 in Tiruchi district, is in the range of 4.4 lakh litres. Of this, the local sales touch the 1.2 lakh litre mark.

Two lakh litres are transported to Chennai and surroundings every day, and the rest is processed for manufacture of skimmed milk powder, khova, ghee, cheese, milk shakes and other products to the value of Rs. 85 lakh every day.


Two tonnes each khova and ghee are manufactured daily.

Storage capacity

Aavin's Tiruchi unit has comfortable storage capacity — upto four lakh litres in its main centre in Tiruchi, one lakh litres at the Padalur Dairy and 50,000 litres each in the chilling centres at Perambalur, Manapparai and Karur.



source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/aavin-tiruchi-set-to-start-curd-production/article19320815.ece


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New police station with Elevator for Srirangam

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Building to be declared open soon

A new police station building coming up at Srirangam is expected to be opened soon. It has been constructed at the same site after demolishing the old structure.

The building near the Rajagopuram of the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple has reached the final stage of completion.

It would have an elevator, said to be the first of its kind for police stations in the State. The Tamil Nadu Police Housing Corporation (TNPHC) is executing the project at a cost of Rs. 1 crore.

The work began in March 2016. Temporarily, the station has been functioning at the All Women Police Station.

An official said that the new building is will have ground plus two floors. Usually, police stations would have ground and first floor. The ground floor is 1,940 square feet. The area of the first and second floors is a little over 2,000 square feet each.

The ground floor would be occupied by personnel attached to the Law and Order wing and the first floor earmarked for the crime wing. The second floor will house the traffic police wing. Separate rest room has been provided for women police in addition to lock ups, arms room besides separate chambers for Inspector – Law and Order and Inspector - Crime and separate rooms for the three Sub Inspectors.

The building has a property room and another room to install computer for Crime and Criminal Network and Tracking System. The new structure with three-phase power supply would be given a final coat off painting on the front and left side and the entire works including testing and commissioning of the lift facility are all expected to be completed early next month. The building has been provided with energy-saving lights. A borewell has been sunk to meet water requirements and the building would feature a rain water harvesting structure.



source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/new-police-station-for-srirangam/article19329408.ece


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Public support for indefinite relay fast swells

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The absence of service lanes from Palpannai to Thuvakudi on Tiruchi-Thanjavur National Hihghway leads to traffic chaos. | Photo Credit: M. Moorthy

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DMK, CPI leaders, BHEL employees and residents want retrieval of Palpannai-Thuvakudi service road

The support from political parties, trade unions and public welfare organisations has been encouraging for the indefinite relay fast initiated earlier this month by the Federation for Retrieval of Palpannai-Thuvakudi Service Roads along the 14.5 km stretch.


Within a few days of the start of the protest, DMK Organising President M.K. Stalin had raised the issue in the Assembly in a Calling Attention Motion to drive home the importance of fulfilling the demand of the people expeditiously.

The seventh day of the relay fast was inaugurated by CPI State Committee Member T. Indrajit, and it ended with support expressed by CPI (M) Rural District Secretary Jegadeesan. On the next day, former Transport Minister K.N. Nehru addressed the protestors. CPI leader R. Nallakannu will be addressing the demonstrators on Thursday.

Representatives of BHEL employees affiliated to various trade unions have been steadfast in their support to the protestors from various localities along the sides of the stretch.

Hundreds of residents of several localities including Vignesh Nagar, LIC Nagar, Raghavendra Nagar, Priyanka Nagar, Santhosh Nagar, Sri Balaji Nagar, Balaji Nagar, Sriram Nagar, Vethathri Nagar, Ashtalakshmi Nagar, R.K. Puram, Sakthi Nagar, Gokul Nagar, Kalaivanar Nagar, AVM Jothi Nagar, Venugopal Nagar, Kaviri Nagar, Indra Nagar, Tirunagar, Bharathidasan Nagar, Pual Nagar, and Fathimapuram have taken turns to sustain the indefinite hunger fast. Over 2,000 residents took part in the fast conducted for 10 days so far, S. Sakthivel, one of the organisers, said.

The Federation that had initially planned not to relent until the start of land acquisition process for which the State had sanctioned Rs. 84.5 crore during 2011, has now come around to realising that since the issue has now been taken to the attention of the government for prompt action, the protest could be suspended for now.

“Intensified agitations will be carried out in the next phase if the government response is not satisfactory. “The relay fast is a precursor to a series of aggressive protests ahead involving youths,” Mr. Sakthivel said.




source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/public-support-for-indefinite-relay-fast-swells/article19312787.ece


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