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Computerised reservation counter opened at Tiruttani

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It was constructed at the cost of Rs.20 lakh

— Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

NEW FACILITY: Union Health Minister R.Anbumani inaugurating computerised passenger ticket reservation counter at Tiruttani on Wednesday. R.Velu, Union Minister of State for Railways. is in the picture.

KANCHEEPURAM: Tamil Nadu was the first among the States having best infrastructure in the Public Health sector, according to Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Anbumani Ramadoss.

He declared open a computerised passenger ticket reservation counter constructed at the cost of Rs.20 lakh at Tiruttani Railway Station in Tiruvallur district on Wednesday.

Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss said that the Union Health Ministry had pumped in Rs.1,850 crore for infrastructure and healthcare projects in rural areas in Tamil Nadu under the National Rural Health Mission in the last four years. Trained nurses were appointed at rural health centers, as well as sub-health centers in the State to ensure that timely medical assistance was extended to the needy.

Union Minister for State (Railways) R. Velu lived up to the expectations of Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss by ensuring that almost all metre gauge lines in Tamil Nadu were converted into broad gauge lines.

He had brought nearly one-fourth of total investments made by the Indian Railways during last four years in various projects, to Tamil Nadu. Further, Mr. Velu had brought train services to people living in those areas where buses would not stop, Mr. Anbumani said.

Mr.Velu said that passenger amenities and infrastructure development works to the tune of Rs.1.78 crore had been taken up and implemented at Tiruttani station in the last four years. A sum of Rs.20 lakh had been allotted to take up improvement works for drinking water supply at the station.

Sriperumpudur MP A. Krishnasamy, PMK party president and MLA G.K. Mani, Tiruttani Municipal Chairman Bhama Chandran, and Divisional Railway Manager (Chennai) Kulshrestha participated in the function.

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