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.
If you are a regular commuter around Chennai central station, the reason for the constant traffic chaos you find yourself in could be the closure of the Elephant Gate bridge. Read the Tamil translation of our article on the procedural delays that are aggravating the problem.
Chennai Airport’s GM Finance C V Deepak explains the complexities involved in running an airport, but is confident that with the new terminals being built, the airport will be able to keep pace with growth in passenger traffic.
The location of Chennai Central Railway station and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital makes it critical to ensure free flow of traffic in this part of Poonamallee High Road. Yet things only seem to be getting worse by the day. What could be the way out?
The T Nagar Pedestrian Plaza is one of the flagship projects that have been launched under the smart city banner in Chennai. Raj Cherubal, CEO of Chennai Smart City Limited, speaks of the work that went into creating the plaza and the challenges faced in the process.
Road works and flyover projects in limbo for various reasons over the last 5 years has made traffic worse and commute times longer in the city. A quick stocktake of the most prominent unfinished projects and where they stand today
Take a look at scenes from the Swap Sale organised by Chennai Corporation, and hear about the thought and philosophy behind the event from one of the key organisers, Alby John Varghese, Regional Deputy Commissioner (South).
Creating an ecosystem for a market-based ‘waste economy’ has given a big boost to dry waste recycling in the city, says Azhagu Pandiaraja M P, one of the core members who created the Madras Waste Exchange. Find out more about the unique initiative in this exclusive interview.
Infrastructure may be the most tangible manifestation of growth in an urban centre, but smart development has to integrate various components — sustainability, quality of services, employment, land use etc — to make a true impact on the life of the citizen.
ROKA (Residents of Kasturba Nagar Association) has created a model for change at the neighbourhood level and made significant progress in source segregation through the sustained efforts of volunteers, aided by a helping hand from the Chennai Corporation.
Tonnes of metal waste are being converted into beautiful pieces of art at the Government ITI, Guindy and Adyar zone of Chennai Corporation. These could also pave the way towards realisation of Chennai’s zero-waste goal.
RTI responses point to rampant, unregulated commercialisation on GST Road. What is often missed is the link between such commercial construction and the growing, chaotic traffic on this important national highway.