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.
A batch of electric tricycles have been procured by the Greater Chennai Corporation for collection of waste. The tricycles are expected to reduce the physical burden on conservancy workers and enable swifter collection of waste.
Recent construction of some shanties and a road for better access and mobility by the fishing community has been labelled as encroachment after complaints from residents in nearby locations. However, the community rebuts charges and enjoys the support of environmental activists.
How does noise pollution affect animals and birds? How can we reduce noise pollution and help protect the other species we share the earth with? A ten year old citizen journalist has the answers…and a plea.
Residents of Motilal Street in T Nagar have approached the Corporation of Chennai, challenging the selective revision to property tax made on the assumption of occupancy by tenants. Will the GCC take note of citizen grievances and act on this?
The road from Chennai airport to Mahabalipuram is being given an unprecedented face lift for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit. The question on most locals’ minds is – do we not deserve such clean and good roads? All the time?
A robust storm water drain network is the need of the hour for Chennai to prevent floods similar to that of 2015. But only 1894 km out of the total 5500 km of roads in the city were networked with storm water drains as of October 2018.
The overcrowded shopping hub of Ranganathan street faces many risks due to encroachment and lack of fire safety, but this citizen writer points out why the skywalk proposed under the Smart City mission fails to address the core issue.