There was a time when children went fishing, women drew water at these ponds and senior citizens took walks around them every evening. Today, the water bodies have been replaced by largely barren plots with small scattered pools of water.
ROKA (Residents of Kasturba Nagar Association) has created a model for change at the neighbourhood level and made significant progress in source segregation through the sustained efforts of volunteers, aided by a helping hand from the Chennai Corporation.
A pro-CAA rally was allowed at the same venue where those opposing the law were denied permission to protest. This raises legitimate concerns over the increasing tendency to muffle voices of dissent in the city.
Tonnes of metal waste are being converted into beautiful pieces of art at the Government ITI, Guindy and Adyar zone of Chennai Corporation. These could also pave the way towards realisation of Chennai’s zero-waste goal.
Residents in Adyar and other parts of the city have found themselves subject to LPG installation checks without prior intimation; these checks are being conducted at random intervals and often by untrained personnel. Here’s what you must know to avoid being duped.
From a novel online waste exchange facility to new developments at the Alandur Metro station, latest updates on the Corporation’s water bodies restoration project and new additions to the MTC’s fleet — catch this week’s news from your city.
Out of 3,000 water bodies in Chennai city, 210 have already been taken up for restoration. The work entails desilting as well as removing water hyacinth and garbage in the water bodies. Here are more details about the same.
The central region of the Greater Chennai Corporation is diverse, with underdeveloped Ayanavaram as well as ‘smart’ T Nagar. We spoke to the Regional Deputy Commissioner here to understand the primary issues in the region and how the civic authorities are addressing these.
RTI responses point to rampant, unregulated commercialisation on GST Road. What is often missed is the link between such commercial construction and the growing, chaotic traffic on this important national highway.
The Madras High Court’s directions for Marina Beach, the progress of Pallikaranai revival, demolition of Elephant Gate Bridge, an award for police states for cleanliness — catch updates on all this and more in this week’s round-up of city news.