Organisers had to shell out Rs 15000, as against the Rs 2000 initially quoted, for each of two concerts held on Besant Nagar during the Marghazi Festival this year, but have since been trying in vain to substantiate the official basis for these charges. »
Under new system, contractor payments will be based not on quantity alone but on more holistic indicators such as segregation, collection and cleanliness of bins and streets, says Commissioner D Karthikeyan in a freewheeling chat with Akshatha M. »
Ahead of the long-awaited local body elections for the state, citizens of Zone 13 under the Corporation of Chennai have come together to create an urban ward manifesto that will make governance transparent and effective.
Citizens’ group Naam Virumbum Thamizhagam seeks redress for local problems by registering online complaints on the Chennai Corporation website. Their experience carries useful insights for all Chennaiites. »
Close to a month since tropical cyclone Vardah threw Chennai off its rails, the city administration still appears to be grappling with the management of the mammoth quantities of waste that it generated. »
A recent controversy in the city brings to light the fact that citizens are often charged fees in excess of what has been laid down by the government by attendants at the parking lots. Debjeet Dey looks at the system that makes this possible. »