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May 30th, 2012
Mayor closed the canteen in the Ripon Building campus!

Chennai: Due to poor quality control and unhealthy kitchen conditions, Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy, has instructed the corporation authorities to close the canteen being operated inside the Ripon Building campus.

The Mayor took a back when he sawthe pathetic condition in which the food was prepared in a canteen run by Chennai Corporation co-operatives’ society. The corporation had given them a free hand in running the canteen and they also enjoyed many privileges from the civic body.
The canteen in return has to provide quality food at subsidised rates, the official explained

Chennai Mayor Saidai S. Duraisamy has also said that the canteen located inside the Ripon Buildings should set an example in quality and hygiene, but the situation is pathetic.
Further the canteen should offer food at subsidised rates, but the pricing is high, hence the canteen has to be closed. He also added that the canteen building will be renovated and then operated to perform in a hygienic manner