With Bengaluru and Mumbai Police taking Twitter by storm, how much longer before Chennai Police take to this important communication channel? It can be very useful in spreading awareness about law and order issues and changing public perception about the police.
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.
Volunteers participated in the clearing the plastic off the bed of Nemilichery’s lake. In one of the most heart warming scenes, many senior citizens participated in the clean up to save the lake for their next generation.
Chennai Metro plans last mile connectivity even as usage falls after period of free rides, Corporation proposes privatising maintenance of parks, Pallikaranai marsh restoration continues, and a mega desalination plant is on the anvil, in this week’s news round up
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
The new phase of the Metro connects Chennai’s airport, bus terminus and major train stations, Metrowater hikes tanker tariff without prior information, Chennai citizens protest Thoothukudi violence and Arappor Iyakkam demands Lokayukta in TN, in this week’s news round up
Conservancy staff work quietly and tirelessly in the face of growing amounts of garbage and indifference among the citizens of Chennai. Nature lover and journalist Shobha Menon spends a morning with them and comes away with a heavy heart.
A month after DefExpo, citizens spot trash and debris strewn at the site, and traffic police go cashless for payment of fines, an international rail expo draws enthusiasts and experts alike, and there are encouraging signs of solar power use in public buildings. The week that was!
Work begins on T Nagar pedestrian plaza and Villivakkam lake facelift, while Mylapore wakes up to faulty SWD work, Koyambedu waits for new infrastructure and Chennai waits for Anna Salai to be two way again! A look at the week that went by.