Civic authorities, NGOs, corporate organisations and domain experts have all come together to identify and work on restoring these water bodies with active community participation. It is hoped that this will prevent recurrence of a 2015-like urban flood.
A social audit of close to 500 public toilets in Chennai by Dhagam Foundation reveals the dire lack of access and reasonable facilities for women. This event will bring together women from all walks of life to highlight their demand for more, and more women-friendly, public toilets.
Infrastructure deficiencies, regular delays in service and persistent negligence plague the Chennai suburban railways, so critical to mobility for the masses. With six deaths in two days, will the authorities wake up?
Lack of specialised facilities, selective access to the only two stadiums, their poor upkeep and a growing trend of hosting frequent private events and shows — all this means that Chennai’s aspiring athletes stare at multiple odds.
Child rape has assumed pandemic proportions in India. Often parents don’t have the slightest inkling of the abuse faced by the victim, as in the recent Chennai case. A CSA survivor writes an open letter to parents, telling them about the role they have to play in protecting their child.
The Corporation of Chennai recently shared the budget break-up for the Chennai Smart City programme. With an allocation of more than Rs 36 crore, the multi-level parking in T Nagar is the most expensive among ongoing projects. Any guesses which are the others and where they stand?
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?