Polls to local bodies not in near future

The term of Special Officers of the State local bodies which came to an end 31 December, is likely to be extended by another six months. The announcement is excepted to come up during the ongoing Tamilnadu Assembly session, sources from the Department of Municipal Administration said. Continue Reading

Year-ender: Schemes carried out by Chennai civic body in 2018

It has been a productive year for the Chennai Corporation as a number of citizen-friendly projects such as saving the water-bodies and fighting encroachments were kick-started this year. Continue Reading

Chennaiites come together to save Oragadam’s Thamarai kulam

Before we started the plan, we spoke with residents who live nearby and asked them to stop letting sewer water into the lake. They responded immediately. What was surprising was that they even pooled in money and paid the day’s rent for the bulldozer on the second day Continue Reading

Arterial stretch in Chennai needs maintenance

Despite telling the Corporation that we need a new road to be laid, this street continues to be neglected. For decades, we are expecting a re-lay. It is difficult for us during the monsoon season, as the rainwater forms puddles. As a result, riding on the stretch turns to be nightmarish Continue Reading

Metrowater complains against EB cables in Chennai

In a rare development, Metrowater has lodged a complaint with the police through the WhatsApp (R7 K K Nagar PS Citizens) against Tangedco contractors for laying cable inside the Metrowater drainage system on Munusamy Salai, K K Nagar, in the city without seeking permission. Continue Reading

Poor drainage facilities in Chennai still continue to wreak havoc

Adding to water stagnation, mosquitoes too breed freely in this area, thereby causing health hazards to residents of the colony, she said. As the monsoon is not far away, authorities should swing into action and remove the bushes first. Then, the drains should be cleaned to facilitate smooth flow of rain water, she concluded. Continue Reading

Commuters rue over battered road in Chennai

Motorists are having a tough time crossing the Adyar signal at Kasturibai Nagar to Madhya Kailash in the city during peak hours, due to the poor state of the road. This, coupled with problems related to illegal parking and encroachments, is inconveniencing commuters big time. Continue Reading

Popular park in Chennai needs quick attention

It is alleged that few misuse the area for sleeping, while others throw empty plastic bottles in the garden, and children play in the gym meant for adults. Continue Reading