Water level

MADURAI: The level in the Periyar dam on Friday stood at 131.20 feet with an inflow of 64 cusecs and a discharge of 600 cusecs. The level in the Vaigai dam was 67.39 feet with an inflow of 451 cusecs and a discharge of 761 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit stood at 7,213 mcft.

CDMA-based facility to be commissioned today

The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Dayanidhi Maran, will commission a one-lakh line CDMA-based mobile switching centre, wireless in local loop telephone exchange, at Ellis Nagar here to cater to the needs of 12 districts here on Saturday.

Chain snatcher held

Motorcycle-borne policemen chased a chain snatcher and apprehended him on Kamarajar Salai here on Friday. Two-wheeler patrol personnel, Maruthupandian and Rajan, were patrolling the Munichalai locality in the morning when they saw a youth snatching the gold chain of a girl and trying to flee. They gave a chase and nabbed him. M. Karunakaran (23) was produced in a city court and remanded to judicial custody. The one-sovereign chain, was handed over to the victim.

Commissioner of Police Narinder Pal Singh has announced a cash award for the two policemen.

Power shutdown today

There will be a power shutdown between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday owing to maintenance work to be taken up at Industrial Estate and Arasaradi sub-stations: Ramavarma Nagar, PRC, Moondrumavadi, Gandhipuram, Ramalakshmi Nagar, Lourde Nagar and Burma Nagar.

Arapalayam, Karimedu, Melaponnagaram, Simmakkal, Yanaikal, West Masi Street, North Masi Street, West Veli Street, Bethaniapuram, Nataraj Nagar, Doak Nagar, Thuvariman, Kochadai, Vilangudi, Fatima College, ESI Hospital, Thathaneri, Sammattipuram, DSP Nagar, Ellis Nagar, S.S. Colony and Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Head office.

- Staff Reporter