Monday, May 24, 2010

CMC chittoor campus status-As reported by cmc

Here is the news article on CMC chittoor campus, courtesy

For the first time in its 110 year history, the Christian Medical College is opening a second campus. On Saturday, April 24 several hundred people gathered to celebrate this historic moment at a spot on the old Bangalore-Chennai highway, a few kilometers south of the town of Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. It is here, on over 600 acres of land purchased from the government of Andhra Pradesh that CMC will build a facility that promises in the long run to equal or surpass the present Vellore location in size and importance.

CMC Director, Suranjan Bhattacharji, envisions a university of the health sciences, which will emphasize the connections between body and spirit, the secular and the sacred, the earthly and the divine. “With the cooperation of the Andhra Pradesh government, we have purchased sufficient land to build the clinics, labs, classrooms, offices and housing we so urgently need,” remarked Dr. Bhattacharji. The April 24 event inaugurated construction of the boundary wall, the first step in opening the new property for use by CMC. Within three months, CMC expects to open the first clinic. Nurses will initiate health services with doctors arriving shortly thereafter

The chief guest, Shri C. K. Jayachandra Reddy, who represents Chittoor in the state legislature, welcomed CMC to the area. Speaking in Telugu, the language of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Reddy emphasized that CMC services will be available to all, regardless of economic and social status. Having himself been treated at CMC, Mr. Reddy affirmed the quality of care provided by CMC. He noted for the benefit of local people in the audience that CMC health professionals honored their “favorite” God through service to all of humanity. He explained that CMC was not motivated by profit, and he urged CMC to do all in its power to keep its prices within reach of the common man and woman.

The new campus is a twenty minute drive from Katpadi (Vellore) train station and a similar distance from a station at Chittoor. These rail facilities combined with the location on a highway will allow the new campus to serve patients from all over India as well as local villages. Approximately 600 patients a day come to CMC Vellore from the Chittoor area, and it is hoped that much of this flow can be re-directed to the new campus, relieving some of the pressure on Vellore outpatient clinics.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Chittoor Roads-Good days ahead?

Atlast hopes are bright that chittoor roads will see some development. Our friend KS PRAVEEN gives the ground report.

1. The road from cb road junction passing through greamspet, Durga nagar circle, pvkn upto reddygunta is to be 4 laned by this year end.

2. Similarly the road from district court(aragonda cross) to 6 km from town limits is to be widened to 4 lane configuration.

3. Improvement and widening of Bangalore byepass(visweswarayya road ) is strongly being considered to be taken up with world bank funding by r&b department.

4. Gayathri projects which has taken up the upgradation of chittoor puttur road has started work.

5. The 4 laning of Putalapattu Naidupet road is stalled even after finalising tenders because this was converted into national highway as NH18a. Now as we know that national highways dept always had this step motherly attitude for chittoor roads, we have to wait.

6. The preliminary survey and feasibility study of 4 laning NH4 within AP is still not completed.

So the roads in and around Ctr are being taken up slowly for improvement. When they will finish ? Now a big puzzle.

I think we are already used to waiting for development. So lets wait

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Indian oil -CHITTOOR: latest news

Hi friends,
you are familiar with the news that indianoil is building a pipeline from chennai to Bangalore through yadamari near chittoor. Already it has started building a scrapper and pumping station which is nearing completion.

Now the great news is indianoil board has sanctioned a bulk storage terminal at chittoor at the cost of 176 crore rupees. This new marketing terminal will come next to the existing scrapper station.

This new terminal to be called as IOCL CHITTOOR TERMINAL is coming up with a capacity of 61532 kl of petroleum products(or 61532000 liters). This terminal will be a resitement for present bulk depots in kadapa and tada. Or on other words the depots in kadapa and tada will be closed
and the personnel will be transferred to chittoor terminal which is being built to serve all southern districts of AP. Only thing they are waiting is the pollution control permission from environmental ministry.

This is a major milestone in chittoor's developmental history because this terminal will be an asset to our town ....oops "city"

Friday, May 7, 2010


Friends here are the file details of upgrading chittoor into a city. The Municipal Administration and Urban Devrlopment dept is looking over this upgradation.

File no:19348/Elec.II/2009
Type: ELE
Recieved date:2009-11-20

Details: PI Chittoor Municipality – up-gradation of Chittoor (Selection Grade ) Municipality to Municipal Corporation Proposals submitted


Status of file and date: Disposed 2009-11-27

Action recommended: CDMA has requested to examine the proposal and take further action as per the rules on the subject vide Memo No. dt. 27.11.2009

Monday, May 3, 2010

Great news for Chittoor

Dear chittooreans, first of all say thanks to PRAVEEN KS for bringing out this great news--

Our Chittoor is ready to be promoted to city. A proposal on this regard has been submitted to the government. Muncipal adminisration and urban development dept has forwarded this proposal to director of muncipal administration for further process on 27-11-09. But presently this process is on hold because of census going on. Already chittoor muncipal council has passed an unanimous resolution in this regard and submitted to govt for further action. Collector, Ctr is overlooking these procedures. By this year end this proposal might become fruitful
Other towns which are in this process along with our Ctr are ongole, khammam and proddutur

So dear chittooreans, get ready to become true CITIZENS of chittoor.

Some other developments in chittoor are:
1. Cc road has been laid on railway approach road

2. Black topping has been done on road from MSR to iruvaram bridge

3. New RTA office with 3 test tracks coming up at prasanth nagar opposite to dist police training centre.

4. Compound wall work for cmc has started.