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Utility and Emergency Services in Tamil Nadu

A utility service (public or private) is nothing but any corporation, administration or an establishment that extends services to the population. When a utility service establishment is regulated by a Government, it is known as a Public Utility Service.

There are a lot of such significant public utility services extended in the southern state of Tamil Nadu either by the Government or private undertakings that provide a wide range of important services to the citizens. Furthermore, the Government of Tamil Nadu is dedicated in delivering high-quality public utility services to the population, as it is focused towards the welfare of the society.

Also Read: Utility Services in Chennai | Utility Services in Coimbatore  | Utility Services in Trichy  | Utility Services in Madurai  | Utility Services in Salem | Utility Services in Thanjavur

Electricity Services in Tamil Nadu

Electricity Services in Tamil Nadu

TNEB was founded during the year 1957 as the Madras State Electricity Board according to the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 as a replacement to the former Electricity Department of the Government of Madras under the authorization of the Department of Power. The Madras State Electricity Board was responsible for electrical energy generation, distribution and transmission, and it regularized the electricity supply in Tamil Nadu. Later, it was renamed as the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board. The TNEB continued to be the exclusive energy provider and distributor to the southern state of Tamil Nadu all these years.

Subsequently, the successful journey of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board for over five decades took a new shape as the organization was reconstituted as per G.O.114 dated 08.10.2008 by founding a holding company called "TNEB Ltd" and two subsidiaries that is to say, Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Ltd., (TANTRANSCO) and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd., (TANGEDCO) as per the compulsory prerequisites of the Electricity Act 2003. Consequently, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Limited was constituted on 01.11.2010.

At present, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Limited is a public sector undertaking with two subsidiary companies and they are Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO), which is responsible for power generation in the state and Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Limited (TANTRANSCO) is responsible for power transmission in the state.

Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) operate four large thermal power stations in Tamil Nadu. They are Mettur Thermal Power Station (MTPS), Ennore Thermal Power Station (ETPS), Tuticorin Thermal Power Station (TTPS)and North Chennai Thermal Power Station (NCTPS).

Quick Facts:

Total Annual Production: 28,921,800 [MWh]
Total Production Facilities Owned or Operated: 57

Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO)
Location: NPKRR Maaligai, 144, Anna Salai, Chennai - 600002
Phone Number: 044-28520131
Chairman cum Managing Director: Shri K.Gnanadesikan

Minister for Electricity, Non-Conventional Energy Development, Prohibition and Excise, Molasses
Shri Natham R. Viswanathan
Phone Number: 044-25670204 (Extn-5609)

Also Read: Electricity in Chennai  | Electricity in Coimbatore  | Electricity in Salem

Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency

Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency abbreviated as TEDA is an independent agency that functions under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, for the furtherance of renewable energy strategies in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The TEDA has been registered as a society under the Societies' Registration Act (a legislation in India) and is operating since 1985. Some of the important objectives of Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency include
  • Discovering and approximating the potential for renewable energy in Tamil Nadu
  • Creating cognizance on the potential and possibility of future by use of renewable energy sources
  • Heightening renewable energy share in the total energy mix in Tamil Nadu Grid
  • Reprieve of greenhouse emissions by encouraging the use of renewable energy
  • Arrangements to fight global warming
  • Modernizing and following through sustainable energy security policy towards achieving energy independency in small towns
Various initiatives and specific policies extended by the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency resulted in a substantial increment in the adoption of solar energy in the state. As a matter of fact, Tamil Nadu is one among the leading states in the country in terms of renewable energy. Of the overall renewable energy capacity of about 32,730MW set up all over the country, Tamil Nadu alone has about 8326.86MW, hence about 25.44% of the total established capacity.

In the significant sector of wind energy, the above count is even more eminent, with Tamil Nadu has about 34.31% of the overall wind energy set up capacity in the country. The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency has played a crucial role in making the state as a leader in renewable energy.

Quick Facts:

25068 - Solar domestic lighting systems installed in Tamil Nadu
5444 KW - Cumulative capacity of Biomass gasifiers operating in Tamil Nadu
6095 - Solar street lights installed in public places mostly in village panchayats
28791 sq.m. - Solar water and air heating/drying systems installed
189 - Number of community and toilet linked biogas plants have been built in Tamil Nadu

Solar Energy in Tamil Nadu

Alternative enregy in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has devised a challenging solar power policy with the target of 3000 MW of solar energy in the state by 2015. On 20.10.12, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu announced the solar energy policy for the state. The solar energy policy proposes to install Solar Photovoltaic Systems for a capacity of 3000 MW within the next three years as elaborated below:

Phase: 2013-2015
  • Year 2013 - Target 1000 MW
  • Year 2014 - Target 1000 MW
  • Year 2015 - Target 1000 MW
  • Total by 2015 - Target 3000 MW
The 3000 MW of solar power generation will be attained through Roof tops, Utility Scale Projects and REC mechanism.

Important Suppliers/Manufacturers enlisted with TEDA for Solar Thermal Systems

M/s. Nova Energy Corp.,
No.23/17, West Sivan Koil Street, Vadapalani, Chennai - 600026
Products Offered: SPV (Solar Lantern (2A), Solar Street lighting System (CFL), Solar Home
Lighting System (M2)

M/s. Annai Solar Systems & Fabricators
19/82 G, Ramalinga Madalayam Street Gugai, Salem - 636006
Products Offered: SPV Lantern - Model II (A & B) SHLs– Model II, III,IV SLS (CFL) SWHs (ETC)

M/s. KL Solar Company Pvt Ltd
1/482, Transport Nagar,Neelambur - Coimbatore - 641062
Products Offered: SLS-CFL SHL (CFL) –Model IV

M/s. Saravana Energy Systems
28, Friends Nagar, 3rd Street Semmandalam, Cuddalore -1
Products Offered: SLS (CFL)

M/s. Hi-Lite Technologies (P) Ltd
127, N.S.V. Tower Opp to Sholai Hospital Perundurai Road, Erode - 638011
Products Offered: SPV Lantern-II(A &B) SLS (CFL) SHLs (CFL)- Model (1,2,3 & 4) SWHs(ETC& FPC)

M/S. Contura Solar (India) Pvt. Ltd
9-B, Oil Mill Road, Industrial Colony S.O. Trichy - 620019
Products Offered: Solar Photovoltaic Systems

M/s. Blaze Power
2nd Floor, St.Jons Building, No.21 Northvsadambokki Street, Madurai - 625001
Products Offered: Solar Photovoltaic Devices

Wind Energy in Tamil Nadu

The wind installed capacity of Tamil Nadu as on 30.09.2012 by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited and private players is calculated as 7134 MW. This calculated capacity is 40% of India’s total wind installed capacity. Furthermore, the southern state is gifted with three outstanding passes featuring high wind potential, due to the burrowing effect during South West Monsoon.

Names of the Passes and their average wind speed (annual data):
  • Palghat Pass, Coimbatore, Erode: 18-22 km/hour
  • Kambam Pass, Dindigul district: 19-25 km/hour
  • Shencottah Pass, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin: 18-22 km/hour
  • Aralvoimozhi Pass, Kanyakumari: 19-25 km/hour
In the recent past, Kambam Pass located in Dindigul district is distinguished as wind potential area in Tamil Nadu.

Some of the important programmes initiated by the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency include:
  • Chief Minister's solar powered green house scheme - 3 lakh houses will be constructed with solar powered lighting systems
  • Various awareness activities
  • Chief Minister's solar rooftop capital incentive scheme
  • Energisation of street lights by solar power
  • Small hydro/micro hydel projects/watermills
  • Wind solar hybrid system
Contact Information - Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency

Chairman and Managing Director   
Shri. Sudeep Jain IAS.,

Corporate Office Location:
E.V.K Sampath Maaligai, 5th Floor, No.68, College Road, Chennai - 600006
Phone Number: 044-28224830, 28236592
Email: info@teda.in

Banks in Tamil Nadu

Banks in Tamil Nadu

Being a rapidly growing state in the country, Tamil Nadu is the home of several nationalized banks, international banks, private sector banks, cooperative banks and so on who extend branch operations and ATMs located across the length and breadth of the state.

Some of the most important banks in Tamil Nadu include ABN Amro Bank, Allahabad Bank, American Express Bank, Andhra Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of America, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Bank of Punjab, Bharat Overseas Bank, Canara Bank, Catholic Syrian Bank, Central Bank of India, Citi Bank, City Union Bank Ltd, Corporation Bank, Dena Bank, Deutsche Bank, Development Credit Bank, Dhanalakshmi Bank, Federal Bank, HDFC Bank, HSBC Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Indus Ind Bank, ING Vysya Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Karnataka Bank Ltd, Karur Vysya Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab and Sind Bank, Punjab National Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of India, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Travancore, Syndicate Bank, Tamilnad Mercantile Bank, The South Indian Bank Ltd, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank Of India, Vijaya Bank, Yes Bank and so on.

Also Read: Banks in Chennai | Banks in Coimbatore | Banks in Trichy | Banks in Madurai  | Banks in Thanjavur

Postal Services in Tamil Nadu

Postal services in Tamil Nadu

India Post is the leading postal service provider in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Reorganization of the States led to the formation of present day Tamilnadu Postal Circle that came into existence during the year 1961. Tamilnadu Postal Circle is comprised of the State of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry and Karaikal Districts of the Union Territory of Puducherry. Furthermore, the postal circle primarily divided into four Regions, namely:
  • Chennai City Region
  • Southern Region
  • Western Region
  • Central Region
Each postal region is further separated into postal divisions and is also comprised of Railway Mail Service (RMS) divisions. The Tamil Nadu postal circle comprises of 42 Postal divisions and 6 RMS divisions. Overall, The Tamil Nadu postal circle has 141 RMS offices and 12,185 post offices.

Postal Divisions of Tamil Nadu

Name of the Region: Chennai City Region
Headquarters: Chennai
Area Covered: 25,548 square kilometers
Population Served: 2.04 crores
Number of Post Offices: 2,341

Name of the Region: Central Region
Headquarters: Tiruchirappalli
Area Covered: 33,449 square kilometres
Population Served: 1.24 crores
Number of Post Offices: 3,561

Name of the Region: Southern Region
Headquarters: Madurai
Area Covered: 32,542 square kilometres
Population Served: 2.15 crores
Number of Post Offices: 3,214

Name of the Region: Western Region
Headquarters: Coimbatore
Area Covered: 38,982 square kilometres 
Population Served: 1.4 crores
Number of Post Offices: 3,069

Some of the important postal services offered by the India Post include Parcel mail, Registered post, Insured post, Value payable post, International mail, Speed post, Media post, Business post, Retail post, Logistics post, Express parcel post, Money order, Mutual funds, Postal life insurance and so on.

Tamil Nadu is also the home of several private courier services that provide a wide range of services and facilities to customers. Some of the big names of private courier services in Tamil Nadu include the professional couriers, First flight couriers, DTDC courier and cargo, ST courier, Blue dart express and so on.

Also Read: Post Offices in Chennai  | Postal Services in Coimbatore  | Postal Services in Trichy  | Postal Services in Madurai | Postal Services in Salem  | Courier Services in Chennai | Courier Services in Trichy | Courier Services in Madurai | Courier Services in Thanjavur

Telecommunication Services in Tamil Nadu

The Indian state-owned telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam limited, popularly known as BSNL is the leading telecommunication service provider in Tamil Nadu. The southern state comes under the administrative ambit of the BSNL Tamilnadu Telecom Circle. It is important to note that the telecom circle covers regions excluding Tiruvallur, Chennai and Kancheepuram districts and union territory of Puducherry (excluding Mahe and Yanam).

The telecom services extended by BSNL in Chennai are called as BSNL Chennai Telephones. BSNL offers a wide range of telecommunication services that include Landline, PCO services, ISDN/DialUp internetm IN services, EPABX, Landline broadband, Mobile broadband (3G), Wi-ax broadband, DialUp internet, Fiber broadband, CDMA broadband, 2G GSM, 3G GSM, Wi Max, CDMA mobile, CDMA fixed, CDMA data card and many other services and facilities.

Several other private telecom giant extends their wide ranging telecom services in Tamil Nadu. Some of the big names include Airtel, Aircel, Idea, Tata Docomo, Vodafone, Reliance Communications, MTNL, MTS and so on.
  • BSNL Customer Care Toll Free Number
  • Landline – 1800-345-1500
  • Mobile – 1800-180-1503
  • Prepaid Customer Care Number: 9444024365
  • Postpaid Customer Care Number: 9443024365
  • WLL – 1800-180-1502
  • BSNL Broadband – 1800-345-1504
  • BSNL MPLS-VPN Toll Free Number – 1800-425-1957
  • Web Conferencing – 1800-111-233

Tamil Nadu Housing Board

Tamil Nadu Housing Board

Established during the year 1961, Tamil Nadu housing Board was primarily established to meet the skyrocketing demand in housing sector all over the southern state of Tamil Nadu referable urban development leading to migration to urban areas in search of business and employment opportunities. Popularly called as TNHB, Tamil Nadu Housing Board is also the primary city planning and suburban area development wing of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

TNHB comes under the administrative ambit of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (Tamil Nadu). Anna Nagar, KK Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Besant Nagar, Tambaram, Thirumullaivoyal and Shastri Nagar are some of the popular self-sustaining townships created by the TNHB during the late 70s and early 80s. Some of the other projects of TNHB are small to midsized townships in tier-II urban centers like Madurai and Coimbatore. Every residential township developments of the Tamil Nadu Housing Board is a massive success due to their abidance to the development conventions and not for revenue motive.

Some of the upcoming schemes of Tamil Nadu Housing Board:
  • Construction of 12,000 residential units at Thirumazhisai at a scheme cost of 2,160 crores
  • 554 MSB apartments at woodwork units near Ashok Pillar at an estimated scheme cost of 100 crores
  • Construction of 272 Board’s Rental quarters in Anna Nagar West Extension at a scheme cost of 67.09 crores
  • Construction of 1524 TNGRHS flats & 560 SFS Flats at Fore Shore Estate at an estimated scheme cost of 568.85 crores
  • Building of 1881 flats in various locations at Coimbatore at a scheme cost of 525 crores
  • Construction of 1500 flats at Kanchipuram at an estmated cost of 213.10 crores
  • Construction of 104 flats at K.K. Nagar, Trichy at an estimated scheme cost of 15.02 crores

Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Limited

Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Limited, abbreviated as TNACTCL is a Government of Tamil Nadu's Public Sector Undertaking and a leading cable television operator in Tamil Nadu. Founded during the year 2007, Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Limited functions with the primary objective of offering high quality cable TV signals to the population at an inexpensive cost.

As a first step in moving towards their objective, Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Limited installed four digital head ends at Vellore, Tanjore, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli. The Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation is offering quality cable TV services at an unbelievable cost of Rs.70 per month with 90-100 channels and the reception from operators and subscribers are overwhelming.

Headquarters of Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Limited
11/22, Mangadu Sami Street, Nungambakkam,
Chennai - 600034

Emergency Services in Tamil Nadu

The southern state of Tamil Nadu is well prepared and well equipped, just like the other states in the country, to handle any kind of crisis. Some of the primary emergency services extended in the state of Tamil Nadu include police force, ambulance services, hospital services, blood banks, fire and rescue services and so on. The Government of Tamil Nadu is of a great help in offering emergency services to masses as human life is worthy to be saved at any cost.

Also Read: Emergency Services in Chennai | Emergency Services in Coimbatore | Emergency Services in Trichy | Emergency Services in Madurai | Emergency Services in Salem | Emergency Services in Thanjavur

Tamil Nadu Police

Tamil Nadu Police

Tamil Nadu police force is the official law enforcing body that is more than 150 years old. Almost 1,00,184 police personnel (as on 01/10/2014) are dedicated for this life-saving line of work in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The state features a police population ratio of 1: 632.

The Tamil Nadu police force is led by Chief Minister and is headed by Mr. Ashok Kumar, IPS who is presently the Director General of Police (Law & Order), Tamil Nadu state. The DGP of Tamil Nadu police force is assisted by Mr. T.K. Rajendran, IPS, the Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), and Tamil Nadu.

For the purpose of effective governance, Tamil Nadu is divided into four police zones. Find below the police zones of Tamil Nadu that are headed by an exclusive Inspector General of Police respectively.

North Zone: Mr. P.Kannappan, IPS
South Zone: Mr. Abhay Kumar Singh IPS
West Zone: Mr. S. Davidson devasirvatham IPS
Central Zone: Mr. M. Ramasubramani IPS

The 32 districts of Tamil Nadu are led by an Superintendent of Police (SP). However, in metropolitan cities like Chennai, Trichy, Madurai, Coimbatore, Salem, Tirupur and Tirunelveli, city police force will be headed by an exclusive Commissioner who will be in the grade of Inspector general of police.

Highlights of Tamil Nadu Police Force

The Tamil Nadu police force has several eminences and respects to its credit.

Tamil Nadu has the
  • largest women police force in the country
  • highest number of women police stations in the country
  • first women police battalion of special police
  • first women commando force in the country
  • first established finger print Lab in the world
  • first integrated modern police control room in the country
  • largest number of computers against other police departments in the country

Quick Facts:

Tamil Nadu Police Headquarters
Dr.Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Chennai - 600004

Tamil Nadu Police Force - Toll Free Emergency Numbers
  • To Report a Crime (Control Room) - 100
  • To Report Traffic Violation - 103
  • Complaints through SMS (Chennai City) - 9500099100
  • Women help Line - 1091
  • Coastal security Help Line - 1093
  • Senior Citizen Line - 1253
  • Prohibition Help Line (illicit liquor, rectified spirit) - 10581
  • Sneha Suicide Prevention Help Line - 044-2464 0050
  • Anti-Ragging Helpline - 1800-180-5522
The above emergency numbers are applicable to all commissionerates in Tamil Nadu i.e., Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai, Tirunelveli and Salem.

Director General of Police (Law and Order): Mr. Ashok Kumar, IPS
Contact Details:
Phone Number: 044-28447777, 044-28447755
Email: dgp@tn.gov.in

Also Read: Police Stations in Coimbatore | Police Stations in Trichy | Police Stations in Madurai

Ambulance Services in Tamil Nadu

Emergency Seervices in TAmil Nadu

The southern state's noble initiative of free-of-cost 108 emergency ambulance services comes as a blessing for impoverished people. The 108 emergency ambulance services is a 24x7 service that can easily be availed by dialling the toll free number of 108 by anybody in case of emergency.

Be it a crime situation, crisis, fire emergency or medical emergency, 108 free-of-cost ambulance service will be of help in maximum 20 minutes when called. it is important to note that the toll free number 108 does not require any prefix or suffix when dialled from a land line phone or a mobile phone. It is better to understand the fact that getting timely help could save someone's life.

Apart from the free-of-cost 108 emergency ambulance service, most of the health care facilities in the state extend emergency ambulance services to address the emergency needs and demands of the population.

Also Read: Ambulance Services in Salem

Hospital Services in Tamil Nadu

Taml Nadu Hospital

The southern state of Tamil Nadu is widely regarded as a wellness hub for its several multi specialty and super specialty hospitals and other health care centres dotted across the length and breadth of the state. World class health care is extended by government-run hospitals and private hospitals in Tamil Nadu. As a matter of fact, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is popularly called as 'India's health capital'. Chennai made its way into the record book for the first ever liver transplant procedure in India. Some of the leading hospitals in Tamil Nadu include

Apollo Hospital
No. 21, Greams Lane 320, Off. Greams Road, Chennai - 600006   
Phone Number: 044-28290200/28293333     

Fortis Malar Hospital
52, First Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai - 600020
Phone Number: 044-42892222

Kauvery Medical Center
No.1, K.C.Road, Tennur, Trichy
Phone Number: 09244222333

Government Rajaji Hospital
Panagal Rd, Alwarpuram, Madurai
Phone Number: 0452-2532538

Manipal Hospital
Dalmia Board , Salem - Bangalore Highway , Salem - 636012

PSG Hospitals
Avinashi Rd, Kalluri Nagar, Peelamedu, Coimbatore
Phone Number: 0422-2570170

Royal Children Hospital
2nd Sharon Street, College Rd, Tirunelveli
Phone Number: 0462-2552236

Vivekananda Kendra Hospital
Vivekananda Kendra Campus, Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari

Also Read: Hospitals in Chennai | Hospitals in Coimbatore | Hospitals in Trichy | Hospitals in Salem | Hospitals in Madurai | Hospitals in Thanjavur

Blood Banks in Tamil Nadu

Blood Banks in Tamil Nadu

Most of the Government health care facilities, private health care facilities, voluntary establishments, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the southern state of Tamil Nadu operate blood banks that gather, preserve and provide the blood for emergencies.

Furthermore, the Health and Family Welfare Department of Government of Tamil Nadu has introduced a unique initiative of online blood bank management system. Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society (TANSACS) and Tamil Nadu Blood Transfusion Council (TANBTC) work together for the furtherance of voluntary blood donation and guarantee the availability of safe and quality blood, accessible to the impoverished during emergencies.

Some of the important Blood Banks in Tamil Nadu include
  • Govt. Stanley Hospital, Chennai:  044-25284941
  • Madras Voluntary Blood Bank: 044-28350300 / 28351200
  • ESI Hospital, Ayanavaram: 044-26449466
  • Lions Blood Bank, Chennai: 044-28414949
  • Coimbatore Medical College Hospital: 0422-2300871
  • Cuddalore Govt. Headquarters Hospital: 04142-220375
  • Madurai Government Rajaji Hospital: 0452-2520950
  • Kanyakumari Medical College Hospital, Nagercoil: 04652-236949
  • Govenment Aringar Anna Memorial Cancer Hospital, Chennai: 044-27264244
  • Annal Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Trichy: 0431-270047
  • Udumalaipet Government Hospital, Tiruppur: 04252-220092
  • Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital, Tirunelveli: 0462-2576878
  • Govt. Medical College Hospital, Tuticorin: 0461-2321052
  • Govt. Medical College Hosital, Vellore: 0416-2263900

Also Read: Blood Banks in Chennai | Blood Banks in Madurai

Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Service

Tamil Nadu Fire Service

Fire and Rescue Services Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu is committed in the challenging task of fire fighting and rescue procedures during emergencies. It is the responsibility of the Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Service department to guarantee that the fire service reach the people with no delay.

Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Service is led by a Director in the grade of Additional Director General of Police. The department has a human resource of 6,801 fire fighting personnel and functions through 302 fire stations including two rescue service stations situated in all the districts of Tamil Nadu. The principal task of the firemen is to save and protect life and belongings of the people in any disaster either man made or natural.

Quick Facts:

Fire Control Room: 101 (Select Cities of Tamil Nadu)

ADGP / Director
R.C. Kudawla, IPS.,
Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services,
No. 1 Greams Road, (Commercial Tax Annexe Building), Thousand Lights,
Chennai - 600006
Phone Number: 044-28294129
Email: directorfrs.tn@nic.in

Deputy Director, (HQ)
N. Priya
Tamil Nadu Fire & Rescue Services
Phone Number: 044-28294132 (Extn 123)

Northern Region
S. Vijayasekar,
Joint Director,
Fire and Rescue Services,
Phone Number: 044-28294188

North Western Region
Meenakshi Vijayakumar
Deputy Director,
Phone Number: 04116-2217820

Central Region
G. Sathyanarayanan
Divisional Officer,
Tiruchirapalli Division,
Tiruchirapalli - 620001
Phone Number: 0431-2462824

Southern Region
P. Saravanakumar,
Divisional Fire Officer,
Madurai Division
Madurai-625 020
Phone Number: 0452-2533958

Western Region
M. Shahul Hameed,
Joint Director,
Fire and Rescue Services,
Phone number: 0422-2301450

Tamil Nadu State Training Centre
K. Ponnuswami,
Joint Director,
G.S.T. Road, Near Tambaram,
Chennai - 600047
Phone Number: 044-22418035

Also Read: Fire Services in Chennai
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