Utilities and Services in Vellore

Public utilities comprise of useful and emergency services which are provided by Municipal Corporation, banks, electricity board, telecom services and water supply board etc. They make our life easy and are bestowed to every citizen by the government. Efficient services available at reasonable costs to citizens display good governance.

Vellore Municipal Corporation

Vellore Municipal Corporation is the urban local governing body that works for the development of Vellore city. It comprises of 60 wards with an elected Councillor for each ward. Municipal Corporation has departments such as Engineering department, Revenue department, Public Health department, Information Technology department, city planning department and administration department. The Municipal Commissioner is the executive head and all the departments which function under him. The elected Mayor is the head of the Legislative body of 60 members on whom the legislative powers are vested.

Address of Municipal Office Vellore

Vellore City Municipal Corporation,
Infantry Road,
Vellore-632 001
E-mail: commr.vellore@tn.gov.in
Phone: 0416-2220578

Vellore is part of Vellore Lok Sabha constituency and includes Vellore, Anaicut, Kilvazhithunaiankuppam (SC), Gudiyatham, Vaniyambadi and Ambur. It oversees urban planning, construction and upkeep of roads and bridges, supply of water for domestic and industrial purposes, sanitation and public health, solid waste management, fire services,up-gradation of slums, registration of births and deaths, crematoriums, bus stops, street lights and parks etc.

Women Police in Vellore

Law and Order in Vellore

Tamil Nadu Police maintains law and order in Vellore. It is headed by the DSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police. The Central jail in Vellore is the largest in India. There are four Police Stations in Vellore, one of them being an all-women police station.

All Women Police Station

National Highway 234,
Saidapet, Vellore-632004 Tamil Nadu
Vellore District Police Office
Phone: 0416 -2255999, 9445562631
E-mail: spvellore@gmail.com

                                                  
Electricity in Vellore
        

Electricity in Vellore

TNEB (Tamil Nadu Electricity Board) supplies electricity in Vellore.TNEB has been restructured and now three separate corporations have been constituted for better functioning, namely, Tamilnadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd. (TANGEDCO),Tamilnadu Transmission Corporation Ltd. (TANTRANSCO) and TNEB Limited.

Address of TNEB (Tamil Nadu Electricity Board)

17th East Main Road,
Gandhinagar, Katpadi,
Vellore-632006 Tamil Nadu
Phone: 0416 221 0254

Water supply in Vellore

Vellore municipal corporation provides water from Palar river and distributes the same through ten overhead tanks. Other sources of water are Otteri Lake, Sathuvancheri town panchayat, Ponnai and Stree bore wells.

Tamilnadu Water Supply Office

West Main Road, West Main Road,
Near S.M. Medical, Katpadi,
Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632006
Phone: 0416 221 1224

Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board

No.8, 1st East Main Road,
1st East Main Road, Vellore Main Road,
Gandhi Nagar, 1st East Main Road,
Vellore-632006 Tamil Nadu

Solid Waste Management in Vellore

Door-to-door collection is carried out in Vellore for segregation and dumping by sanitary department of the Vellore Municipal Corporation. Practicing zero waste management and turning 'garbage to gold' is their new mantra! Around 100 tonnes of solid waste disposal is collected in Vellore every day. Garbage is converted into organic manure which is sold at INR 10/kg. in the market. Did you know that Vellore was declared as the cleanest district by Total Sanitation Programme of Indian Government? That is quite an achievement indeed!

Hospitals in Vellore have set up common facilities for management of biomedical wastes in coordination with the Indian Medical Association.

To curb open defecation, the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) has started survey in villages with panchayat secretaries as the enumerators for this survey. The survey will continue till year 2005 and obtain details about number of toilets and other facilities in each house hold.

Crematoriums in Vellore

Crematoriums in Vellore are Ammanankuttai burial ground, Burning Shed at Palar burial ground, Burning shed at Kagithapattadi burial ground and Velapadi burial ground. Other burial grounds include
Cemetery near Officer's Lane, Vellore Cemetry near Vellore New Bus Stand, Big Mosque Burial Ground & Idgah in Abdul Khader Street in Vellore.

Big Mosque Burial Ground & Idgah

Phone: 0416-2227009

Burial ground at Tiruthani road

It is a gasifier crematorium with a meditation hall (‘dhyana mandapam’), garden, computer facilities, devotional music playing in the back ground and toilets. It has been constructed by state government and Vellore Municipal Corporation and will be maintained by Vellore Rotary Crematorium Trust in Vellore.
 
INR 1,500 is charged as fees for burning a corpse.
Timings: 9.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.

Transport Department in Vellore

Regional Transport Office (RTO)

Regional Transport Office Road,
Phase 2, Sathuvachari,
Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632009
Phone: 0416 225 2040
E.mail: rtotn23@nic.in
RTO-Ranipet Phone: 04172-273087

Getting a Driving License in Vellore

Do you want to renew your driving license or want to get a new driving license made? You should contact the State Transport Authority. You can  also contact your nearest Regional Transport Office.

Motor Vehicle Inspector:Arakonam: email: Rtotn73z@Nic.In
Motor Vehicle Inspector, Vaniyambadi Phone: 04174-233555
Motor Vehicle Inspector, Gudiyatham Phone: 04171-225200
Motor Vehicle Inspector, Ttirupattur Phone: 04179-227797

Telecom in Vellore

Airtel, BSNL, Reliance World, Vodafone are telecom service providers in Vellore.3G (3rd Generation) technology is available here and was first launched by BSNL in Coimbatore. The 'media gateway' (an equipment for providing 3G service) in Vellore has been connected to ‘big switches’ in Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchi. More than 30 towers have been installed in Vellore with 3G network which provides data-centric video calling service (communication through video,voice and text mode simultaneously in a mobile.)

Vellore, Katpadi, Sathuvachari and Tiruvannamalai exchanges are equipped with EVDO (Evolution Data Optimized) facility which provides double the normal Internet speed. Broadband facility is available in all exchanges in Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts and have been extended to the rural areas of Arni, Arakkonam, Tiruvannamalai, Gudiyatham, Ranipet, Tirupattur, Cheyyar, Vaniyambadi and Vellore exchanges.

  • BSNL Tamil Nadu Telecom Circle http://tamilnadu.bsnl.co.in/
  • BSNL Vellore Customer Care Number: 0416- 2224700, 1800 180 1503
  • Vodafone Vellore Customer Care Number: 9843098430
  • Reliance NetConnect Customer Care Number: Toll Free Number : 180030005555

Aircel Customer Care Number:
  • Prepaid Customer Care Number: 98420 12345
  • Postpaid Customer Care Number: 98422 12345
  • E-mail: care.tn@aircel.co.in

Post Offices in Vellore

The reach of post offices extends from urban areas to remote villages. Now Post Offices are computerized and help not only in delivering parcels but also other services such as postal life insurance schemes, philately, postal savings etc. The Postal Index Number or PIN Code is the postal code It makes sorting of mails easy.

Address of Head Post Office

National Highway 234,
Vasanthapuram, Kosapet,
Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632001

Important Phone Numbers in Vellore:

  •  Christian Medical College Phone: 0416-2222102, 2281000, 2286001, 3070000
  • CM Office Phone: 044-25672510
  • SBI Vellore Customer Care Number: 1800112211

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