Post Office Finds New Plot

Published: 16th December 2015 04:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2015 04:04 AM   |  A+A-

Post Office

CHENNAI: Now people availing postal services at the congested Koyambedu post office will soon heave a sigh of relief as the post office is now being moved to more spacious premises in Nerkundram. Post Master General of Chennai City Region, Merwin Alexander, told Express that the post office was functioning from a dilapidated rented building and the landlady now wanted it for her own occupation. “We have a piece of land given by Chennai Metro Rail close to Metro Station and we will construct our own building,” he said. K Raveendran, senior superintendent of Post Offices, Chennai City North Division said that the post office in No 12 West Mada Street, Koyambedu will now be shifted to 1/94, first floor on Poonamalee High Road in Nerkundram. A postal department official said that this would reduce the woes of the post office employees who were finding it difficult to provide number of services due to shortage of space. Interestingly, post offices are functioning largely from rented premises. Of the 600 post offices in the Chennai city region, only 15 per cent function from the premises owned by the postal department. According to the Chennai Post web site, there are as many as 572 post offices in Chennai region, which includes Chennai, Kancheepuram, Arakkonam, Vellore and Tiruvannamalai.

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