In order to link the bypass road with Perambalur town, Rs.23 crore has been allocated, Collector Darez Ahmed told the traffic consultative committee meeting here on Wednesday.

British High Commission-supported project aims to cut down on bill

Tiruchi Corporation’s main office on the Bharathidasan Salai in the city would soon be powered by solar energy. In a pilot project that seeks to promote alternative energy sources and to cut down on its power bill, Tiruchi Corporation has decided to install a solar system at the office.The move comes in the wake of a suggestion mooted at a recent stakeholders’ meeting convened by International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) under a project taken up with the support of the British High Commission, to formulate urban climate guidelines focusing on clean technologies to build sustainable low carbon cities.

K.P.Munusamy addresses officialsof corporation, 19 municipalities

Local bodies should ensure prompt execution of schemes with respect to civic amenities and basic facilities within their limits, said K.P.Munusamy, Local Administration Minister. Addressing the local body officials after reviewing the progress of development works in Tiruchi Corporation and in the 19 municipalities in Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Perambalur, and Ariyalur districts at the Collectorate here on Tuesday,

102 tonnes of garbage generated in Srirangam, Tiruvanaikovil

12 mechanical engineering students devise electro hydraulic hybrid vehicle

Vehicles of the future already have several of their tasks cut out: high efficiency levels, use of clean fuel and smart combination of basic engine mechanism are among the most important expectations, if the prototype vehicle models being designed as part of engineering projects are any evidence. In their efforts to design a car that eliminates the use of pollution causing fuels, while retaining high levels of efficiency, 12 final year mechanical engineering students from M.A.R. College of Engineering and Technology, Viralimalai, have devised an electro hydraulic hybrid vehicle (EHHV).

Bridge across Cauvery to carry pipelines nearing completion

The Tiruchi Corporation is set to commence work on laying the pipelines across the Cauvery river, a crucial phase in the execution of new drinking water augmentation scheme for the city. Once the pumping mains are laid across the bridge, the corporation would be able to start pumping water from all the three collector wells of the Rs.221.42 crore drinking water supply augmentation scheme. The three collector wells for the new water scheme on the Coleroon river bed at Melur near Srirangam are ready already.

Urban local bodies (ULBs) have drawn up an action plan for revival, rehabilitation and maintenance of rain water harvesting (RWH) structures, Municipal Administration and Rural Development Minister K.P. Munusamy said on Monday.

Initiating a debate on the demands for grants of his departments, Mr. Munusamy said that the ULBs had taken up various measures for the rehabilitation of the structures. Wherever they were under repair, the ULBs had been asked to restore them. The awareness programme on RWH was being continued in all ULBs.

Operation and maintenance to be privatised in Golden Rock zone

In an ambitious attempt to improve energy efficiency and cut down on its power bill, the Tiruchi Corporation has decided to take up a pilot project with private participation to replace all tube lights used for street lighting with light emitting diode (LED) lamps in Golden Rock, one of the four zones in the city.

Introduces probiotic treatment to fight foul odour; urinating in open places to attract fine

Collection of plastic wastes from the public, as part of a campaign launched by Tiruchi Corporation, began at the temple town of Srirangam on Wednesday, on the eve of Vaikunda Ekadasi.

The campaign includes a lucky dip through which prizes, including gold, silver coins and LED bulbs, are to be awarded to people handing over plastic wastes from public places or from their households to the civic authorities.