Smart city projects worth Rs 258 crore were sanctioned last week; which are these and which areas will they impact? How are power and water supply set to change in the days to come? Catch all this and more important news from last week in our weekly Chennai buzz.
The Kerala floods have led to serious concerns over how Tamil Nadu would deal with a similar natural disaster. Looking closer home, at a few neighbourhoods in Chennai, we find there’s a lot to be done, and the short-staffed GCC must start today if we really want to be prepared.
Several Chennai Metro stations wear a deserted look even at peak hours because they cannot be accessed easily. When will the government address the critical issue of last mile connectivity from Metro stations?
Planning permissions going online, deadline extension for property tax self declaration, voter list changes and face lift for Metro stations — catch important updates from your city in this edition of Chennai buzz!
Distanced by location, differentiated in socio-cultural profile, the Chennai localities of Padur and Tiruvottiyur have something similar, which they can truly take pride in: two successful, citizen-driven waste management initiatives.
Flood-ravaged Kerala has perhaps seen the worst through, but the journey ahead will be long and arduous. Chennai has already stood by its neighbour steadfastly. The need now is to figure out what exactly is needed at this juncture and pitch in accordingly, say social workers.
The Kerala floods have put Tamil Nadu on edge too, but Chennai’s doing its bit for the neighbours. A quick look at that, and more news from your city, in case you’ve been too busy to follow the headlines.
For three years now, the beggar rehab centre at Melpakkam near Avadi has had no inmates. Yet it has not been decommissioned and continues to have paid staff on the rolls. Is Chennai really beggar-free? And if it is, why is public money being spent on the home?