The Rail Nagar Flat Owners’ Association has proposed installing solar panels on the roof at a cost of Rs 10 lakh, with the money saved through the organization through December 2018.
At the association’s 49th general meeting, held recently, its president PM Ganapathy Subramanyam told members that the physical financial savings were about Rs 10 billion by December 2018 and it was proposed to put solar panels on the terrace of G and F blocks to install and connect them to the usual water pump meters.
The President added that the proposed installation of solar panels is the idea of Secretary S Lakshmi Narayanan and all credit for it should go to him. The members accepted the proposal and suggested that a committee be formed to review the project report.
Lifts and hiking
Lakshmi Narayanan proposed a new budget for 2019-20, stating that the overall annual maintenance costs will not be increased. For the current year, the association has proposed an annual increase of Rs 200 (from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,200) only for Rohini Flats blocks with elevators. This was due to the increase in the license fee for the elevators, which was increased from the current Rs 500 per year to Rs 5,000 for 3 years.
Stray dogs threat
The Rail Nagar Association has urged the Greater Chennai Corporation authorities to take appropriate steps to remove stray dogs that are wandering around Rail Nagar and pose a threat to residents. The secretary also appealed to residents to stop feeding the stray dogs.