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Tiruchirappalli (also called Trichy or Tiruchi) is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of the namesake district. Geographically located at the centre of the Tamil Nadu, it the fourth most populous city in the state.

Historically dating back to 3rd century BC, this city is an important educational hub boasting nationally recognised institutions such as the Anna University, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and the National Institutes of Technology (NIT). Also the presence of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Golden Rock Railway Workshop, Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) and a bunch of energy equipment manufacturing units in and around the city makes it the "Energy equipment and fabrication capital of India". Trichy is a transport hub having excellent infrastructure for surface and air transport, particularly the road and rail sector, which keeps the city busy 24/7.

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Tiruchirappalli Railway Division (Tamil: திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி இரயில்வே கோட்டம்), is one of the seven railway divisions of Southern Railway Zone (SR) of India. It has its administrative headquarters located at Tiruchirappalli. It serves most of the districts of delta region and Central Tamil Nadu. It is the second largest division of India's Southern Railway zone, having about 1,025 route kilometers.

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Varahaneri Venkatesa Subramaniam Aiyar (April 2, 1881 – June 3, 1925), also known as V.V.S. Aiyar, was an Indian revolutionary from Tamil Nadu who fought against the British occupation of India. His contemporaries include Subramanya Bharathi and V.O. Chidambaram Pillai, who subscribed to the militant form of resistance against the British. He went into exile in Pondicherry, then under French rule, when his militant activities attracted a warrant for his arrest from the British colonial government.

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Present structure of the Kallanai Dam

  • ...that Kallanai Dam (pictured) is considered to be one of the oldest water-diversion or water-regulator structures in the world, which is still in use.


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