A senior getting vaccinated at the Tamil Nadu government’s multi-super specialty hospital, Omandurar. Image: Bhavani Prabhakar
AIADMK, DMK and MNM release candidate list
|Virugai N Ravi
|B Sathya Narayanan
|Chitlapakkam S Rajendran
|Saidai S Duraisamy
|N / A
|S Arvind Ramesh
|S Gokula Indra
|RT Sekar |
Source: Times of India | The New Indian Express
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Special vaccine stores all over town
The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has launched a vaccination campaign in the Koyambedu market. Dealers over 60 years of age and those with comorbid illnesses between 45 and 59 years of age would be vaccinated in the mini clinic on the premises. With the elections around the corner, the company started vaccinating election workers. The special camps for different categories aim to increase the vaccination rate and cover groups in need of protection.
During the vaccination campaign, the agency closed two branches of a famous chain restaurant in Chennai after it was discovered that its employees are COVID positive. This comes after Chennai recorded more than 200 cases after many days.
As of March 10, a total of 2,15,035 people in Chennai had received the COVID-19 vaccine, and 18,814 people received the vaccine on March 10 alone.
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CMRL should scrap 4 subway stations in phase 2?
Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) is considering scrapping four subway stations, including those in Doveton Junction, St. Joseph’s College, Foreshore Estate and Natesan Park in Phase 2. The tenders for the start of the There is no mention of any construction work at these stations.
In general, the metro stations are planned every 1 km to facilitate evacuation in case of emergency. However, these stations will be within 600 m to 850 m.
CMRL officials say this move could help them save time and construction costs. It should also be noted that the Metro Rail Agency had taken a number of measures to reduce the total cost of the project from Rs 89,000 to Rs 61,843.
Source: The Times of India
Integrated community in suburbs on maps
The state government plans to develop an integrated township project near Vandalur to Mudichur on an area of around 20 to 30 acres. A report was presented on the development of 50 meters off the Outer Ring Road (ORR) and large-scale activities that could potentially be carried out by merging some parts of the country.
This is the third feasibility report that has been drawn up on the development of the 50 meter strip. A few years ago L&T had submitted a report to Ramboll and the Tamil Nadu Road Development Company (TNRDC) and CMDA hired SOWIL Limited to prepare a detailed feasibility report (DFR) for ORR in 2004. However, the project was not implemented in both cases.
Source: The New Indian Express
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Only 10% of MTC’s new buses are disabled-friendly
While the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) was sourcing new buses for operation, disability rights activist Vaishnavi Jayakumar has petitioned Madras High Court seeking better facilities for them. The petitioner stated that only 10% of the new buses would be handicap friendly and another 25% would have an elevator / other mechanism.
According to Vaishnavi, the lifting mechanism would not be suitable for the streets in Chennai and it would be impossible to stop the bus until the disabled person gets on the bus. She also pointed to previous orders from the court ruling that the new buses should be disabled friendly and asked the court to uphold the new order, which violates the law and rules on the rights of people with disabilities.
Source: The Times of India
[Compiled by Bhavani Prabhakar]