The online procedure to obtain a smart card for PDS supplies makes it mandatory for you to produce a certificate of deletion from your family’s card. For many in the city, who have severed ties with the family, it is proving to be very difficult. Here’s why.
Once a historic town in itself, Parry’s Corner is a text-book example of unplanned development, with poor traffic, dingy and unclean roads, and overall chaos. But does history too have a role to play in the present condition of this central Chennai neighbourhood?
It is the season of statues. As controversies continue around the tallest statue set up in Gujarat, and a prospective ‘grand statue’ at the gates of UP’s newly renamed town, here’s a quick quiz to test how well you know the ones in your city.
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.
A recent study has ranked Chennai second among all metros in terms of overall vehicular emissions. It also stands second in fuel consumption. Can electric vehicles provide a solution? What could be the ways to expedite the switch?
Pallavaram Municipality’s efforts to embrace door-to-door collection of garbage has proved largely futile, as the civic body did not sensitise citizens and conservancy workers. The result: streets are filled with uncleared garbage.
Either the footpath is broken, or it is encroached by someone or something. Where does the pedestrian walk? Take a look at these snapshots from three major roads in the city to see for yourself the scant regard for walkers’ safety.
In a city like Chennai where last mile connectivity is an area of concern, share autos are the cheapest and easiest option and have emerged as the common man’s preferred mode. But complaints abound, and formalisation of services seems to be the only solution.
Imagine a walk on the Kotturpuram bridge on any morning or evening – a glance below provides a picturesque sight: people shouting in happiness, their row boats on the tranquil waters of Adyar River, free
Reasons for Chennai to rejoice – a small rise in the water table, Corporation draws up plans to use Nirbhaya fund, the Koyambedu market to be regulated, and more news from around the city! Catch up on news from the week that was!
A survey by IRCDUC on homeless children has revealed that only 54% access services by the anganwadi centres in the city. Many suffer habitually from fever, cough, wheezing and diarrhoea as a result of their rough living conditions.
Some remain defunct for months on end. Others follow no logic in terms of when they come on and when they are switched off. These photos show us why streetlights continue to be one of the biggest peeves among citizens.
An apartment complex in the city has embraced a novel, DIY method of waste management that has helped them reduce the amount of waste generated and sent to landfills. Here are some key learnings from the experience of Ceebros Boulevard.
நடைபாதையில், ட்ராஃபிக் சிக்னலில், சாலையில் நடு தடுப்பில், சுவற்றில், மேம்பாலம் என்று ஒரு இடம் விடாமல் பொது இடத்தில் மக்களின் பாதுகாப்பை அச்சுறுத்தும் வகையில் பானர்களும், ஃப்ளெக்ஸ் போர்ட்களும் அமைக்க வேண்டிய அவசியம் என்ன?