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A group of transgenders at the Coimbatore Collectorate on Monday to submit a petition. Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
Give us ration cards: transgenders

in INDIA, 26/12/2013

The Coimbatore District Transgenders Welfare Association has urged the district administration to provide family cards for them. They said that 96 transgenders in Coimbatore district were not having family cards. Because of this, they were unable to avail themselves of the concessions given by the State Government, open bank accounts, apply for electoral voter identity cards, or join self-help groups, they added.

Members of the Social Awareness Movement have urged the district administration to investigate the quality of a sewerage being constructed at Saibaba Colony.
The organisation’s president J.D. Socrates said that the residents had apprehensions over the quality of the construction work, for which a tender of Rs. 10 lakh was floated.

Autorickshaw fares
Coimbatore District Autorickshaw Workers All Association Joint Committee has urged the district administration to fix the meter fares immediately. At present, a fare system had been fixed for Chennai alone by the State Government.

P.R. Natarajan, MP, and K. Arumugham, MLA, accompanied the association members led by president P.K. Sukumaran and submitted a petition to District Collector Archana Patnaik during the public grievances redress meeting held at the Collectorate on Monday. Mr. Sukumaran said that the fares have not been fixed despite orders from the Madras High Court and the Supreme Court. As a result, the number of patrons have declined in recent times resulting in hardship for the autorickshaw drivers.

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