Differently abled motorists who use specially-modified vehicles have appealed to the district administration to initiate measures for speedy issuance of licence and vehicle clearance.

In a petition submitted to District Collector M. Karunagaran during the public grievances redress meeting at the Coimbatore Collectorate on Monday, members of Caliber Trust for Differently Abled said that there was a delay in Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) in giving licences and clearing modified vehicles for the differently abled.

Water diversion

A group of residents in Vellalore have urged the district administration to prevent the Vellalore Town Panchayat from executing a project to divert water flowing through a channel passing through Kanchikonampalayam to the Vellalore Tank.

In a petition submitted to District Collector on Monday, the residents said that the channel used to have water only once a year during the heavy rain. The Vellalore Tank was situated at a higher level than the channel. The residents termed the diversion project as a waste of taxpayers’ money.

Man-animal conflict

K. Arumugham, MLA, has urged the district administration to take immediate measures to reduce man-animal conflict in Valparai. In a petition submitted to District Collector he said ‘kumkis’ should be deployed on a permanent basis at Valparai. Powerful high-mast lights should be installed. He said that wage of workers in Government tea estates should be increased from the present Rs. 191 a day to Rs. 204 to bring them on par with workers in private estates.

Temple land

The Indu Makkal Katchi (Tamil Nadu) has urged the district administration to conduct an archaeological study of the land in front of Koniamman Temple on Big Bazaar Street to ascertain if there existed a ‘teppakulam’ (temple tank) there. In a petition submitted to District Collector, the association general secretary T.C. Senthil Kumar said that temple records showed that a tank was in use till 1902.

Students protest

Students of a private college located in Malumichampatti have sought the intervention of the district administration to reinstate the principal who was removed from service last week.

In a petition submitted to District Collector, the students said that the teachers were demoralised by the removal of the principal.

The police stopped the 100-odd students who came to the Collectorate when they tried to enter the Collectorate premises.

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