Resolution adopted to regulate spas and beauty salons

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101 resolutions adopted by Corpn. advice

101 resolutions adopted by Corpn. advice

A total of 101 resolutions were passed by the Greater Chennai Corporation on Monday, including the inclusion of new trades for the regulation of spas, massage and beauty salons in the city.

The civic body has drafted rules for licensing regulations for hair salons, beauty salons, spas and massage parlours. The civic body has asked these establishments to ensure that no one with infectious diseases is employed.

Spa, massage and beauty parlor licensees must have completed a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy or occupational therapy or a diploma. Employees must also have a certificate in acupressure therapy or yoga science.

Council passed a resolution for the creation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) division to facilitate capital works and increase tax revenue. The civic body also passed resolutions for the unveiling of statues of Tagore, P. Subbarayan and APJ Abdul Kalam.

The Corporation passed a resolution to modernize the city’s bus shelters. Councilors highlighted the need for better road maintenance and funds for repairing potholes.

The civic body will purchase modern equipment to desilt drains, improve the infrastructure of public health centers and develop additional drains for flood mitigation. It will rationalize the workforce and eliminate absentees among the agents for the fight against malaria and will recruit 100 additional health agents.

The council also approved the relocation of the Gandhi statue from Marina beach to another location near the Avvaiyar statue on the beach to facilitate the metro project near the lighthouse. It also approved the extension of the deadline for the completion of the T. Nagar footbridge until August 31.

A mentoring program for doctors will be launched to improve services in company hospitals. The civic body will also prepare a street vending plan for the city.

Responding to a question from Ward 99 Councilor Parithi Illamsuruthi on the need for modern civic infrastructure for slums, Mayor R. Priya said that work on improving civic infrastructure for slums will be undertaken shortly .

Responding to questions from councilors regarding the sealing of unauthorized buildings or the demolition of such structures owned by low-income residents, Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi said the civic body would take a “humanistic approach” in approving the construction for low-income residents.

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