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.
A recent report stated that Delhi is likely to face severe water shortage by 2020, and Chennai may well be on its way to a similar crisis. Is it not time we shifted our focus from supply to demand – rainwater conservation, better storage and minimising wastage?
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?