Eyes On The Canal, an initiative focused on reimagining Chennai’s Buckingham Canal, has now floated an open call for ideas to raise awareness about urban climate change and propose solutions to improve the situation in and along the canal.
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.
And it’s not just the Pallavaram flyover. With no city council in place, inadequate funds and lack of official attention, several civic projects, critical for a better life in Chennai, have taken a big hit. A look at some of these.
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?
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?
A concerned citizen accompanies an official on his visit to the Navalur Padappai slum resettlement colonies, and comes back saddened, not only by the pathetic living conditions and lack of facilities there, but also the extreme apathy of the government.