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.
A batch of electric tricycles have been procured by the Greater Chennai Corporation for collection of waste. The tricycles are expected to reduce the physical burden on conservancy workers and enable swifter collection of waste.
Infrastructure lapse, weak traffic rule implementation and irresponsible citizen behaviour — all have a role to play in creating the traffic nightmare that GST Road presents today. A look at the top reasons and possible solutions
A week ago, the passageway near Block H of Kotturpuram Housing Board resembled a mini dump yard with bags full of domestic waste strewn all around. Today, it is a clean, colourful space, buzzing with kids and youngsters who have actually led this transformation.
Technology adoption is at the heart of success of any smart city, Chennai included. But can physical and digital infrastructure help make a city more liveable? Here’s where citizen engagement plays a key role.
Felix John, an avid cyclist who has pedalled long distances, has been appointed the Bicycle Mayor for Chennai by an Amsterdam- based organisation. In this interview, he talks about his responsibilities and how to give a boost to cycling in the city.