Take a look at scenes from the Swap Sale organised by Chennai Corporation, and hear about the thought and philosophy behind the event from one of the key organisers, Alby John Varghese, Regional Deputy Commissioner (South).
The ‘Reduce and Reuse Swap Sale’, to take place in Besant Nagar, will give residents an opportunity to give away or exchange gently-used items, while cutting down on waste and helping those in need. Find more details about the event here.
Evictions continued along the banks of Cooum even as residents protested the move; a new parking facility is set to come up in central metro, and animal lovers have been asked to register to feed strays. Catch all this and more news from across the city!
Water crisis is not in the news now. But in two months, fifty thousand houses surrounding Korattur lake are likely to be struggling for water because the lake is polluted yet again, and the concerned authorities do not seem to be looking at long term solutions seriously.
What is in store for Chennai in 2020? Shall we see the Metro reaching North Chennai? Will there be progress in the airport extension project? Here are some things that the city is hoping for and looking forward to.
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 Today, the water bodies have been replaced by largely barren plots with small scattered pools of water.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.
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.
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.
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.