Chennai Buzz: Railway stations to be revamped | GCC schools to get sports facilities..and more!


Railway station in Chennai
15 Railways stations in Chennai to get a facelift. Pic: Shobana Radhakrishnan

15 railway stations in Chennai soon to get a facelift

The Southern Railways has planned to revamp 15 railway stations in Chennai at the cost of Rs 251.97 crore under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. The stations that are to get the facelift includes, Guindy, Ambattur, Park, Gummidipoondi and Mambalam.

The railway stations will have parking and foot-over-bridges in addition to improving the amenities like broader approach roads, installing CCTV cameras, lifts, escalators, waiting rooms, roof plazas, retail spaces and amenities for persons with disability.

Source: The Times of India

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CMWSSB to launch a mobile application for grievance-redressal 

Akin to the Namma Chennai mobile application launched by The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) has planned to launch a mobile application to register public grievances related to the water supply, sewage disposal and tax payment for the same in Chennai.

The Board has been working on the application since 2018 and is hoping to redress the grievances effectively with the help of the application. The board has been receiving public complaints through two toll-free numbers so far.

Between January and June, the board has received as many as 51,000 complaints, of which, 49,000 complaints have been resolved. 

Source: The Times of India

Greater Chennai Corporation focuses on developing sports in schools

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Greater Chennai Corporation takes steps to improve sports facilities at schools. Pic: K Ajith Kumar

As part of developing the sports facilities in the corporation schools, the GCC has been taking several measures. Coaching for cricket and football has been implemented in the current academic year in the corporation schools. As many as 60 students from the corporation schools in North, South and Central Chennai were selected for football coaching, while the shortlisting process is underway for cricket training.

As part of the pilot training, the students will be given coaching for football two days a week, while they will be coached thrice a week for cricket. Meanwhile, the civic body has also planned to implement training for volleyball and badminton in the corporation schools. 

Source: DT Next

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Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurates tenements constructed for the poor

Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board constructed as many as 1,604 tenements in Chennai at the cost of Rs 358 crore. This includes the tenements in Santosh Nagar part-I and II and in Moolakothalam part-I and II.

Chief Minister MK Stalin on July 13 handed over the allotment orders to five families following the inauguration.

Meanwhile, partnering with the DBS Bank, the Tamil Nadu government also provides financial assistance of Rs 25,000 to the children from the TNUHDB tenements who are struggling to pursue their higher education.

The Chief Minister distributed financial assistance to 100 such students during the inauguration.

Source: The Times of India

RTOs in Chennai to function on Saturdays

In a bid to clear the backlog of pending driving licences, the Commissionerate of Transport and Road Safety has directed all the zonal officers, Regional Transport Offices (RTOs), and motor vehicle inspectors (MVIs) in Chennai to start functioning on Saturdays.

Notably, the driving licences were issued on Saturdays only to government officials previously, However, based on the new directions, driving licences will be issued to all categories of the public, including those who have applied through the driving schools.

Source: DT Next

[Compiled by Shobana Radhakrishnan]

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