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Mettupalayam Railway Station to get additional amenities

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Mettupalayam Railway Station to get additional amenities

Coimbatore: The Mettupalayam railway station is all set to get a facelift with added passenger amenities as part of efforts to make it an entry point to a tourist experience. Besides getting a new building, the station will have a relaid approach road from the market and a passenger shelter on both its platforms. Also, drinking…

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108 ambulance service improves response time in Coimbatore

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108 ambulance service improves response time in Coimbatore

Emergency response services provider GVK EMRI, which operates 108 ambulances in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project (TNHSP) in the State, has bettered the average response time taken by its fleet in Coimbatore city. The average response time taken by 108 ambulances in Coimbatore city has come down to 12 minutes from 13…

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Land plan schedule for Karur-Coimbatorebypass to be finalised by month end

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Land plan schedule for Karur-Coimbatorebypass to be finalised by month end

The land plan schedule for the proposed Karur-Coimbatore bypass is expected to be ready by the end of this month, according to an official of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Project The NHAI has proposed a greenfield project for 182.5 km road, at an investment of nearly ₹2,500 crore, with three toll plazas….

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Rainwater enters houses near Karamadai

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Rainwater enters houses near Karamadai

The rain that lashed the northern parts of the district on Friday resulted in the partial collapse of the wall of a house and flood water entering four houses at SC Colony in Marudhur Panchayat, near Karamadai. According to sources, the wall of R. Eswaran’s house partially collapsed and water entered the houses of N….

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Forest staff trained to use M-STrIPES for patrolling

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Forest staff trained to use M-STrIPES for patrolling

Forest Department staff in seven forest ranges in Coimbatore Forest Division were given training to use M-STrIPES (Monitoring System for Tiger-Intensive Protection and Ecological Status), an exclusive tiger monitoring application developed by the National Tiger Conservation Authority. Officials said that the training was given to use a lighter version of the M-STrIPES app which was…

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Mettupalayam residents want UGD work monitored

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Mettupalayam residents want UGD work monitored

With the objective of preventing the flow of municipal sewage from Mettupalayam town into River Bhavani, the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board has undertaken the underground drainage work. This should have brought cheer to the residents, who have been fighting for long to have UGD. But, it has not as they are concerned…

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Crops damaged as gusty wind lashes Mettupalayam, Sirumugai

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Crops damaged as gusty wind lashes Mettupalayam, Sirumugai

Heavy rain and wind wreaked havoc for agriculturists in Mettupalayam and Sirumugai in Coimbatore on Wednesday as several crops were damaged in unexpected spell of rough weather. The most affected were banana cultivators of the region as the banana trees, majority of them not given supports, were swayed by the strong winds. Banana cultivated in…

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Toddy seized from farmers

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Toddy seized from farmers

Coimbatore: The prohibition enforcement wing (PEW) of rural police registered six cases against farmers for possession of toddy on Saturday. Perur PEW police seized seven litres of toddy and arrested S Kamaraj of Alampalayam. They seized seven litres of toddy from V Murugesan of Sundakaraiputhur near Velliankadu. Karamadai police raided two farms at Kandiyur and…

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Flooded areas near Sirumugai yet to return to normalcy

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Flooded areas near Sirumugai yet to return to normalcy

Areas flooded near Sirumugai due to increase in water level in the Bhavani Sagar Reservoir are yet to return to normalcy. The unexpected increase in water level also damaged banana crop cultivated on at least 500 acres; a majority of them come under the water storage areas of the reservoir encroached upon by farmers. The…

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Damaged Camera – Six persons held

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Damaged Camera – Six persons held

The Forest Department has arrested six persons, who trespassed into reserve forest areas of Sirumugai forest range for poaching and stealing three camera traps. The officials recovered two of the three camera traps, meant for capturing movement of wild animals as part of ongoing tiger and co-predator census, that were stolen and damaged by the…

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