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Chennai is to get 28 new playgrounds. Pic: Ajith Kumar

GCC to create 28 new playgrounds

In a welcome transfer, Higher Chennai Company (GCC) has deliberate to assemble 28 new playgrounds with a number of facilities throughout the town. It will be made free for the general public. A sum of Rs 29.4 crore has been allotted to assemble the playgrounds. 

Ten of those playgrounds will come up within the first part of the venture. In a bid to make it extra accessible for folks from the economically-weaker sections, the GCC has deliberate to arrange these grounds close to City Habitat Improvement Board colonies. As a pilot, a playground has been created close to the KP Park tenements in Pulianthope of North Chennai. The playgrounds can have lined compound partitions, floodlights and devoted turfs for out of doors video games akin to soccer, hockey and cricket along with unisex bathrooms, an viewers stand with shelter, timber within the periphery for shade, a strolling observe and 24/7 water provide.

Supply: The Occasions of India

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Chennai police will get first all-women bagpipe band

For the primary of its form, the Higher Chennai Police has created a brand new music band consisting of all-women bagpipers and drummers. The division had a bagpipe band consisting of males with an Armed Reserve unit within the metropolis police till 2015. Nonetheless, it was disbanded because the police personnel had been transferred to different locations.

Whereas the Higher Chennai Police has a band of male police personnel who play the clarinet and different devices, the band comprising of 34 girls police personnel from the Tamil Nadu Particular Personnel within the Armed Reserve Police, who play bagpipes and drums, has been created for the primary time. The division stated that the all-women band can be deployed in ceremonial parades and different occasions performed by the police.

Supply: The Hindu

Verification of business properties by October

GCC to finish verification of business properties by October. Pic: L Vivian Richard/Wikimedia Commons

In a bid to extend the variety of skilled tax assessees within the metropolis, the Higher Chennai Company (GCC) will full door-to-door verification of business properties by October. Following the initiatives taken by the civic physique over the previous 5 months, the variety of skilled tax assessees has elevated to 1.63 lakh when in comparison with 1.16 lakh earlier than the brand new initiatives had been carried out.

It’s anticipated to achieve 2 lakh assessments after the verification of business buildings and workplace areas throughout the 15 zones within the metropolis is accomplished. The officers have been directed to finish verification of all properties marked as business within the Geographic Info System (GIS) survey in two months.

Supply: The Hindu

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Different makes use of for bus terminus in Koyambedu

An city area with a cultural hub is prone to come up on the sprawling bus terminus in Koyambedu. Chennai Metropolitan Improvement Authority (CMDA) will develop the prime piece of land after the state authorities’s choice to shift inter-city bus companies out of Koyambedu as soon as operations start in different areas.

The sprawling construction of CMBT bus terminus unfold throughout 36 acres, that was inaugurated in 2002 at a value of Rs 103 crore, might be demolished and reconstructed as CMDA nears completion of bus depots at Kilambakkam, Kuthambakkam and Madhavaram at a mixed value of Rs 815 crore.

A few of the proposals being studied embody a park, a cultural hub and a museum. A ultimate choice can be made after a research of route rationalisation for MTC buses in view of shifting of the bus stand. Although CMBT might be shifted, MTC bus operations will proceed, stated the officers.

Supply: The Occasions of India

Material bag merchandising machines at 25 locations in Chennai

Supriya Sahu IAS with school children, promoting Manjappai
Meendum Manjappai marketing campaign goals to encourage folks to stop using plastic baggage and return to utilizing the eco-friendly conventional yellow fabric baggage. Pic: @supriyasahuias/Twitter

As a part of the Meendum Manjappai marketing campaign, cotton fabric bag merchandising machines is to be positioned at 25 extra places in Chennai. Addressing officers after a assessment assembly on the Tamil Nadu Air pollution Management Board (TNPCB) headquarters, Minister for Atmosphere and Local weather Change Siva V Meyyanathan stated that the initiative was to discourage the general public from utilizing plastic baggage.

Giant colleges would even be inspired to arrange biomethanisation crops to utilise natural waste to generate fuel and use it of their kitchens or generate energy. Additional, the federal government additionally plans to host an exhibition of eco-friendly merchandise which are alternate options to plastics in September.

Supply: The Hindu

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