Madurai - Utility Services

Utility Services

Electricity supply to the city is regulated and distributed by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB). Madurai is the headquarters of the Madurai region of TNEB. The city along with its suburbs forms the Madurai Metro Electricity Distribution Circle which is further sub-divided into six divisions. A Chief Distribution engineer is stationed at the regional headquarters. Water supply is provided by the Madurai City Corporation with overhead tanks and power pumps. In the period 2010-2011, a total of 950.6 lakh litres of water was supplied to 87,091 connections for households in Madurai.

About 400 metric tonnes of solid waste are collected from the city every day by door-to-door collection and subsequently the source segregation and dumping is carried out by the sanitary department of the Madurai Municipal corporation All the major channels in Madurai are linked by the corporation to receive the flood water from primary, secondary and tertiary drains constructed along the roadside to dispose rain water. The sewerage system was first established by the British in Madurai to cover the core city area, which 30 per cent of the present city area, between 1924 and 1959. It was further expanded in 1983 by a corporation plan. The 2011 Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission covered 90 per cent households of underground sewage, which were not covered earlier.

Madurai comes under the Madurai Telecom District of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), India's state-owned telecom and internet services provider. Both Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Code division multiple access (CDMA) mobile services are available. Apart from telecom, BSNL also provides broadband internet service. Madurai is one of the few cities in India where BSNL's Caller Line Identification (CLI) based internet service Netone is available.

Madurai has had a passport office since 17 December 2007. It caters to the needs of nine districts, namely Madurai, Theni, Sivaganga, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Dindugul. The city is served by the Government Rajaji Hospital.

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