Slum dwellers in Bhubaneswar will get safe drinking water in water scarce pockets as the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to distribute around 2,500 smart cards that can be swiped in the water ATMs for water. At present, 10 ATMs machine have been installed at Jharana Basti, Gandamunda, Jadupur, Dumduma, Pokhariput, Siripur, Ganganagar Square, Bhimtangi, Sundarpada and Bhoi Sahi, Barmunda.
Opening of the new terminal building at Chennai airport gets further delayed. It may now be inaugurated by March 2013. Airport Director HS Suresh attributed the delay to the Civil Aviation MinistryÂ’s decision to wait until the installation of inline baggage screening systems and facilities like ATM kiosks and Forex counters.