And it’s not just the Pallavaram flyover. With no city council in place, inadequate funds and lack of official attention, several civic projects, critical for a better life in Chennai, have taken a big hit. A look at some of these.
Delayed responses, inability to furnish the information asked for, and often deliberate avoidance by Public Information Officers — RTI activists in Chennai relate how the very purpose of the law is being defeated in the state.
The uncontrolled flourishing of water hyacinth in Chennai’s lakes and ponds speaks volumes about the health of these water bodies. What causes this infestation and what has the Corporation done to check it?
Want to use the powerful Right to Information Act to get some answers? Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes that many citizens do, leading to their application being returned without the information sought.
From parking space to bike shortcuts to trading stalls — footpaths in Chennai seem to be for everything apart from what they are meant to facilitate, that is, walking. As pavement construction continues, a look at the sad reality on the ground.
In an exclusive interview with Citizen Matters, Uma Maheswari, Project Director of Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project, talks about the new goals and plans of the 108 ambulance service in the state, and what could make it more effective.
Dating back to the days when the Nawab of Arcot ruled in Tamil Nadu, the Pallavaram Friday market is as fascinating a place today as it was back then. A look at the long and eventful history of the market, from then to now.
Volunteers participated in the clearing the plastic off the bed of Nemilichery’s lake. In one of the most heart warming scenes, many senior citizens participated in the clean up to save the lake for their next generation.
They drive through crowded roads filled with insensitive motorists, grapple with inadequate supplies and infrastructure and work hard to save lives, yet ambulance crew get little recognition from the average citizen, and are often the target of citizen ire..