Many Indian cities have closed schools and cancelled large gatherings as precaution against the coronavirus. But life in Chennai seems to be going on as normal. Read the Tamil translation of our photo-essay on how Chennai is coping with the pandemic scare.
Wall Tax Road. Poonamallee Road. Anna Salai. Built to make it easier for the walking population to cross major thoroughfares, the subways at these locations are either in sorry condition or closed for months due to construction.
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The ‘Reduce and Reuse Swap Sale’, to take place in Besant Nagar, will give residents an opportunity to give away or exchange gently-used items, while cutting down on waste and helping those in need. Find more details about the event here.
Evictions continued along the banks of Cooum even as residents protested the move; a new parking facility is set to come up in central metro, and animal lovers have been asked to register to feed strays. Catch all this and more news from across the city!