Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Refill booking through IVRS/ SMS for INDANE LPG customers of Chennai

Indian Oil Corporation has introduced an automated system for booking of LPG refills through IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System) for the convenience of Indane LPG customers in Chennai.

For booking through IVRS system, Indane customers can dial 81240 24365 from landline or mobile phone.

The following simple steps will be required for booking of refill, lodging complaints or to know the status of the refill booking 

1.   The system will first ask for language selection, 
      press 1 for Tamil or press 2 for English
2.   Then it will ask to press the telephone number 
      of your Gas Agency with STD Code
3.   Press 1 to confirm the Gas Agency or 2 to re-enter
4.   Enter your consumer number of the gas connection
5.   Press 1 to confirm the consumer number or 
      2 to re-enter
6.   Then it will ask to press 1 for booking refill, 2 for
      complaints and 3 for status of refill booking
7.   Press the required number and get confirmation.

With introduction of this system, Indane customers in Chennai can book their refill at any time of the day, 24/7.

Customers can make subsequent bookings for refill by sending SMS 'REFILL' to the same IVRS number.

  For further clarifications, customers can get in touch with their distributor or contact the Customer Service Cell of IOC - 044-24339236 / 24339246

Saturday, April 23, 2011

KAMADHENU Co-op. Pharmacy - Unit of TUCS

Kamadhenu, a Unit of TUCS, leading co-operative society in Chennai, has now opened pharmacy stores in Chennai. A cash discount of 15% is given for purchase of medicines and a special discount of 2% is given to regular shoppers who get a membership card. Membership card is free and additional discount of 2% is given on production of the card. All regular prescription medicines are available and medicines not available with them will be procured exclusively for our requirement.

The address of the Kamadhenu Pharmacy are:

1.  TNHB Complex, Ashok Nagar, Chennai – 83
2.  No.58, TNHB Shopping Complex, Besant Nagar, Chennai-90
3.  No.43, Landons Road, Kilpauk, Chennai 10  Phone No.044-23453439

4.  No.17, Second Main Road, R.A. Puram, Chennai 600028  Phone No.044-23453440
5.  No.202, Royapettah High Road, Royapettah, Chennai – 600014 Phone No.044-23453412
6.  No.273/379, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai-600018  Phone No.044-23453448 

Residents of Chennai and visitors to Chennai may utilize the facility extended by the Government and purchase their required medicines at discounted rates.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Photographs taken by me at Semmozhi Poonga, Chennai, Tamilnadu.  The garden is located in the heart of the city of Chennai at the Cathedral Road-Anna Salai junction, just opposite to the American Consulate in an area of about 20 acres. It is said that about 500 species of plants are there apart from 80 trees that was already in existence when the place was Drive-in Woodlands Hotel. Many exotic plants are imported from China and Thailand and  includes bonsai varieties.

The garden is open for morning walkers from 6 am to 8 am and for general visitors from 10 am to 8 pm on all days except Tuesdays when it is closed.  The entrance fee is Rs.5.00 per person and Rs.30/- for camera. The Garden has ample parking space for cars and two wheelers.  A cafeteria for having light snacks, cool drinks, coffee, ice cream, etc. is available inside the garden.

Entry to the garden is through an arch which is 14 feet high and is covered with variety of plants, this is a unique feature of this garden, a vertical garden with inbuilt irrigation and drainage system.

A must see for all chennai residents and visitors.  Don't miss it.