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Unauthorised parking on either side of Rosakutty Memorial Road, leading to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and up to the railway track, is causing inconvenience to the people walking to the hospital. Vehicles are parked even under the ‘No Parking’ traffic sign board put up by the Ponekkara Central Residents’ Association in consultation with the traffic authorities. Immediate action may be taken to prevent the unauthorised parking here.

The autorickshaw drivers charge exorbitant fare from the stand located at the front gate of AIMS and beside the North Edappally Village Office. Since most persons taking auto from here are patients coming for treatment from distant places, including bystanders, they are forced to pay the marked-up fare.

--K.G. Radhakrishnan, Secretary, Ponekkara Central Residents’ Association, Ponekkara.

Civil Supplies Minister Anoop Jacob inaugurated Vanithavedi, the women’s forum of Thripunithura Rajanagari Union of Residents Associations (TRURA) recently. Speaking at the inaugural meeting, the Minister said that Tripunithura was the ideal location to set up terminal station for Kochi Metro. P. Rajeev, MP, delivered the keynote address.

A seminar was also conducted as part of the function in which advisor of Abhayam Center for Value Based Education and an ayurvedic physician Swami Nirmalanandagiri spoke on `Women’s health – problems and solutions’ and Kottayam District Family Court Judge Sophy Thomas spoke on ‘women empowerment and safety’.

—V.P. Prasad, Chairman, TRURA .

Compiled by K.K. Sankaran

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