Chennai is expected to grow at 8.1% between now and 2035. Mobility will play a vital role in how the city shapes up and public transit will be central to that. But Chennai Metro needs to do a lot more to rise to the occasion.
The uncertain future of more than 50 Chennai schools, the plight of the restaurant industry in times of water scarcity and some news of hope for conservancy workers — read about all of this and more in this week’s news wrap.
Illuminated roads, varieties of food and a pervasive spirit of hope and unity. A walk on the roads of Triplicane during Ramadan month reflects festive fervour and harmony. Watch our short video to know more about the Big Mosque and its observance of Ramzan.
Barely 30 per cent of the city’s waste is segregated a year after Greater Chennai Corporation took steps towards source segregation. Citizen Consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) has now collaborated with Chennai Corporation to sensitise citizens about effective waste management practices.
In an interview with Citizen Matters, Corporation Commissioner G Prakash talks about the plan to decentralise the handling and management of 100% of wet waste generated in the city, and the efforts under way to implement the same.
From sensitisation campaigns for the public on water conservation to compassionate steps that will ease the sufferings of Chennai’s animal population, a lot of measures are in place to help the city beat the gruelling summer heat.
Heat and thirst alert for Chennai as summer intensifies: Check out how vulnerable the city is today and what steps are being taken. This and some more news headlines from the city in this edition of Buzz.
The community certificate is a critical document that enables citizens from reserved categories to avail health, education and employment benefits. If you want to get it in Chennai for yourself or anyone you know, here’s a quick guide.