Utilities and Services in Vellore
Vellore Municipal CorporationVellore 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 VelloreVellore City Municipal Corporation,
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.
Law and Order in VelloreTamil 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 StationNational Highway 234,
Saidapet, Vellore-632004 Tamil Nadu
Vellore District Police Office
Phone: 0416 -2255999, 9445562631
Electricity in VelloreTNEB (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,
Vellore-632006 Tamil Nadu
Phone: 0416 221 0254
Water supply in VelloreVellore 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 OfficeWest Main Road, West Main Road,
Near S.M. Medical, Katpadi,
Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632006
Phone: 0416 221 1224
Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage BoardNo.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 VelloreDoor-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 VelloreCrematoriums 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 & IdgahPhone: 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
RTO-Ranipet Phone: 04172-273087
Getting a Driving License in VelloreDo 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 VelloreAirtel, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post Offices in VelloreThe 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 OfficeNational Highway 234,
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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