Utilities and Services in MeerutMeerut is growing and changing by the day, which calls for a whole host of service by various service providers in association with the local authorities namely the Meerut Nagar Nigam, Meerut Development Authority, etc. Some of the quintessential services here include municipality services, water services, transport services, electricity supply. Other allied services such as postal services, packers and cargo services, media services, etc., are present too. Here’s a peek into the service providers in the city of Meerut.
Water Services in Meerut
Surface water of River Ganga, being the main source of water for the city, Ganga Canal is very close to Meerut. The authorities responsible for the supply of water within the city limits are the UP Jal Nigam, MDA and Meerut Nagar Nigam. The Jal Nigam is in charge of supply of water to the corporation limits, as well as the rural areas. The MNN looks after the maintenance and supply of water within the city limits. Apart from this, there are a number of tube pumps, hand pumps that are installed all over the city.
Electricity Services in Meerut
Supply of electricity in Meerut is by the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation. It has established two stations and 15 sub-stations to cater to the city’s needs. Currently, almost 1,30,000 households, 5,500 industrial units, and 30,000 commercial buildings are connected to UPPC in Meerut.
Services for Poor in Urban Areas
Meerut have several slum pockets in the city. Services to help bring change have been extended to the poorer sections of the society. They include creating employment opportunities, National Slum Development Plan, etc. Several Primary Health Centres, Health Posts, have been set up in the slum pockets. A number of NGO’s work towards the education of children, timely medical help, counselling, etc.
Municipal Services in Meerut
Meerut Nagar Nigam is established as per the guidelines of Uttar Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act, 1959 and has a wide range of functions that it performs. Some of the core duties and functions include the civic maintenance, orderly development and planning of the city. MNN has 14 departments which include street lighting, water, finance, garden/horticulture department, license department among others. The revenue generated from the collection of fees and taxes are used for carrying on the duties. The office of MNN is at Kesarganj area in Meerut city.
Banking Services in Meerut
Meerut, being the commercial and industrial centre has a number of banks: nationalised, private and commercial as well as local/regional banks. As many as 250 bank branches are in Meerut that provide a whole host of banking services including individual and corporate banking, loans, deposits, D-mat services, etc. All nationalised banks like State Bank of India and its regional branches, Allahabad Bank, Central Bank, Corporation Bank, etc. have their presence in Meerut. The private banks like ICICI, HDFC, Axis Bank, etc. have extended their network here too. Some of the Local/Regional Banks of Meerut namely Sarva UP Gramin Bank, Kisan Gramin Bank, Bank of Aryavat caters to this region specific.
Media Services in Meerut
All major media-both print and electronic media have their presence in Meerut. All major Hindi newspapers such as Amar Ujala, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Hindustan, Punjab Kesari and others are being printed in Meerut. English newspapers of Delhi Editions are available here, with a special supplement dedicated especially for Meerut. These include Meerut Metro, Meerut Plus, Meerut Times, etc. Some of the local newspapers include the fortnightly newspaper Pulse of Market, Shah Times, etc. A whole host of radio channels are present in Meerut including Radio IIMT (that belongs to the IIMT group of institutions), Uttar Pradesh Radio Channel and some as Red FM, Mirchi, Radio city, etc. have radio stations shared with Delhi Stations. Some of the Television channels present in Meerut includes CNEB channel, NSTPL Teleport and other local channels. Meerut is a home of the local film industry that popularly is known as “Mollywood”. It produces regional Hindi movies to suit the local flavour and taste.
Fire Services in Meerut
Meerut and its neighbourhood are equipped with two fire stations having a total of 6 fire brigades, one located at the Central Police Lines and the other at the Old city near Meerut Municipal Council. Besides, there is another fire station located at the Cantonment area.
Postal Services in Meerut
Postal Services play an important role even in the present day era of electronic media. Other services offered by the post offices include delivery of postal messages, mobilising deposits for customers, parcel services, etc. Meerut has more than sixty post offices located in the city that cater to the timely needs of people. Out of them, nearly 25 post offices are located at different locations in the cantonment area alone.
Courier services, on the other hand, deliver parcels, letters faster and at all locations around the globe. Several courier service companies operate in Meerut city. Some national chains that have a presence in the city are DTDC, professional couriers, First Flight, etc. There are several local chains as well, and they include, Shri Tirupathi Courier Service, Shri Maruthi Courier Service, On dot courier services, Jaina Couriers, etc. They offer pick up and drop facility. All of them offer domestic, inter-state as well as international delivery services.
Packers and Movers in Meerut
Keeping in mind, the huge influx of people into the city as well as out of the city, a number of packers and movers have their presence in Meerut. Some of the national chains such as Packers and Movers, Agarwal Packers and movers, Patels Packers and Movers are present in the town. Most of the packers and movers from Delhi also have their outreach to Meerut. Some of the Meerut based names in this industry include Meerut Packers and Movers, Khushi Packers and Movers and Leo Packers and Movers, etc.
Services for Senior Citizens in Meerut
Meerut has ample provision for the aging population. A whole host of senior citizen homes, old age homes, cater to the needs of the elderly and infirm, as well. Well maintained homes coupled with good and prompt medical attention are available at these homes. While, Meerut Diocese, Meerut Cantonment cater to the needs of the aged, several NGOs like Anand Nikeran Vridh Samaj Ashram, Prerna Parmarth Vriddh Ashram, Manvayatan, Samarpan is some of the names who run the old age homes.