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Fare slashed on MTP-CBE Route

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Fare slashed on MTP-CBE Route

Coimbatore: The new bus stand on Mettupalayam Road would be treated as a stage of operation by TNSTC and private buses with immediate effect, according to an order issued by the district administration on May 16. With this direction, the bus fare between Mettupalayam and new bus stand will be reduced by Rs 3 to…

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HC stays G.O. on establishing meadow garden in Nilgiris

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HC stays G.O. on establishing meadow garden in Nilgiris

The Madras High Court on Wednesday stayed the operation of a Government Order issued on August 30 for the establishment of a Meadow Garden on 86.6 acres at Sholur revenue village in Nilgiris district at a cost of ₹10 crore due to increasing number of tourists visiting the existing botanical garden in the hill station….

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Special train services of Nilgiris Mountain Railway extended to June 10

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Special train services of Nilgiris Mountain Railway extended to June 10

The special train services of the Nilgiris Mountain Railway (NMR) have been extended to June 10th.  The Southern Railway has announced that the extension has been announced in view of the excellent patronage that the service has been receiving. The special services are being run between Coonoor and the quaint village of Runnymede. Arrangements have…

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Mettupalayam Railway station to get a facelift

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Mettupalayam Railway station to get a facelift

Works undertaken to renovate Mettupalayam Station at a cost of ₹ 80 lakh will be completed by the end of this year, railway sources said. A railway official told The Hindu that creation of yard, pit line, and terminal facilities could result in trains extended from Coimbatore and terminated at Mettuppalayam. Rail activist S. Ravi said that…

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Mettupalayam Coimbatore passenger service to operate on sundays too

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Mettupalayam Coimbatore passenger service to operate on sundays too

Recent reports have confirmed that the Southern Railway, Salem division will operate the existing Mettupalayam to Coimbatore service on sundays too. This demand has been a long pending one as the route has been profitable for the railways and is expected to have 2 more compartments. It is expected that the service will commence on…

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Highways Department to widen Kalapatti Road

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Highways Department to widen Kalapatti Road

The State Highways Department will soon take up widening of Kalapatti Road for 8.6 km, for easing traffic flow on the road from SITRA to Kurumbapalayam. Officials of the Department said the road connecting Avinashi Road (near SITRA) and Sathyamangalam Road will be made into a four-lane one and the sharp bends in some places…

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Jumbo calf reunited with herd near Mettupalayam

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Jumbo calf reunited with herd near Mettupalayam

Coimbatore: A one-year-old elephant calf that was left alone by its family for several hours got reunited after a great struggle by Forest department near Mettupalayam on Saturday. According to Forest department sources, elephant menace continues in Coimbatore forest division following poor maintenance of trenches and a part of fund being allotted by the government for…

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Tamil Nadu elephants get some rest and relaxation

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Tamil Nadu elephants get some rest and relaxation

As many as 26 elephants from various temples and mutts from across the State were brought to Thekkampatti near Mettupalayam on Thursday for the 48-day annual rejuvenation camp. The camp, organised by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR & CE), was inaugurated on Friday. The elephants, mahouts and cavadis, who accompanied the elephants, were…

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89 houses encroached along Sanganoor Canal razed down

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89 houses encroached along Sanganoor Canal razed down

Coimbatore Corporation’s Town Planning wing officials on Wednesday demolished 89 houses on IRF Lane. The officials said that the 89 houses were built between Mettupalayam Road and railway track, along Sanganoor Canal over 40 years ago. After serving notices to the occupants of the illegal property and severing their power connection a few days ago,…

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Elephants to be profiled individually

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Elephants to be profiled individually

To create a database of wild elephants that frequently enter human habitations, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has recommended individual profiling of such elephants. Apart from helping in easy identification and monitoring of an individual elephant, the profiling will help the Forest Department keep a record of its behaviour pattern and movement in a given…

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