Rock crushing and m-sand units operating in the open and trucks ferrying gravel cause serious pollution and health risks in the Tirusulam area; yet they are also a source of livelihood for residents who often hold their peace for that reason.
This was a project cancelled by the newly elected government in 2011 for environmental reasons, as piers for the elevated road were being erected on the Cooum riverbed. But has anything really changed now for the same party in power to revive the project?
What was once reason for Chennai’s pride, the estate developed around a cluster of small scale industries, has seen a sharp fall from grace, thanks to pathetic civic infrastructure. A look at the sorry state of affairs in the Guindy Industrial Estate today.
Vehicular emissions are among the chief sources of pollutants in Chennai’s air. But how many people know that they can check the environmental performance of their vehicle at the time of buying, by looking at a document that the dealer is mandated by law to provide to every customer?
Chennai Corporation has seized a total of 7912 vehicles so far from various spots in the city, some unclaimed since the floods of 2015! Another list is expected shortly from the ongoing drive. What is the plan for these vehicles?
Chennai Metro continues to have poor traffic numbers, thanks to absolutely no effort from MTC to integrate its small buses services to the train network and provide last mile connectivity from the stations. MTC is also losing heavily to the illegal share autos, but doing nothing about it!
Roads to be monsoon-ready, trash pick up to be chargeable, city’s canals choking with plastic!Did you catch all the news about Chennai last week? A quick look at the civic stories that made the headlines.
Hemraj, a youth in his mid twenties, hails from Royapuram, in North Chennai, which is a neglected area in terms of development or infrastructure compared to other parts of the city. From street light malfunction