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TRICHY CONFIDENT OF INTRODUCING INNOVATIVE PROJECTS

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Being a frontrunner in introducing innovative projects such as the open street library, wall of happiness, and open-air gym, corporation commissioner N Ravichandran said that the cordial relationship between the civic body and the residents has been vital in carrying forward people-friendly initiatives. The corporation is confident of proving their hegemony in the ongoing cleanliness ranking.

How you see the prospects for Trichy in Swachh Survekshan 2019?

Residents have been exceptionally supportive in ensuring segregation of waste at source. Swachh Bharat Mission desires such practice, and with the introduction of the QR code system, waste collection at doorstep has been streamlined. Trichy will be a well-performing city in the ranking.

Citizen feedback for Trichy had been a vulnerable point in the ranking, any special attention?

Residents welfare associations have voluntarily come forward to record their feedbacks. With more than 20,000 feedbacks received, Trichy has been consistently on top of the category till now.

Any disadvantages?

Star rating of garbage free cities is a new parameter in the ranking which is providing rating such as 7-star, 5-star and 3-star. More the star means more marks. Yet only two cities secured 7-star, while a majority of the cities fall under 3-star. We may lose some marks in this category as we do not have construction and demolition waste recycling plant as sought in the rating.

Open urination has become a menace, any plans to provide more public urinals?

After a model urinal was opened near the Central bus stand, we will open a new urinal at Chathiram bus stand in a week. The number of public urinals has been increased. We are penalising those who urinate in the open.

Trichy is lacking recreational avenues, any plans for leisure spots?

Through Smart Cities Mission, more than 16 parks are being revamped. Recreational amenities will be set up at Ariyamangalam after reclaiming the dump yard.

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