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Women checking messages received on their mobile phones at a function organised by the Chennai Corporation to launch the system of sending SMS alerts on immunisation schedule for children, in Chennai on Saturday.
Women checking messages received on their mobile phones at a function organised by the Chennai Corporation to launch the system of sending SMS alerts on immunisation schedule for children, in Chennai on Saturday.

Staff Reporter

It is already in force on Anna Salai, Kamarajar Salai

CHENNAI: Posters and graffiti will be banned on Dr. Radhakrishnan Road and Tiruvottiyur High Road from September 10. A similar ban, imposed by the Chennai Corporation, is in force on Anna Salai and Kamarajar Salai.

Addressing a function at the Kodambakkam Maternity Hospital of the civic body on Saturday, Mayor M. Subramanian said, “Corporation workers will start removing posters and cleaning the walls on Dr. Radhakrishnan Road and Tiruvottiyur High Road on September 9. This is part of the city beautification drive and we will ensure that the walls remain free of posters.”

The civic body will initiate criminal action against those who deface the walls, he said.

Earlier, he inaugurated a system of sending SMS to women, informing them about the immunisation schedule for their babies. The text messages would be sent to mothers who had registered with the Corporation’s healthcare facilities.

Around one lakh babies are born every year in the City Corporation limits and the system will be useful in timely immunisation, said Mr. Subramanian.

It was part of the e-governance initiative of the disease-tracking system installed by the civic body.

The system was the first such initiative by a Municipal Corporation in the country.

For those without a mobile phone, the message would be sent to the mobile phones of health workers covering their localities.

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