72-year-old resident recalls how Velacheri used to be in earlier days

There is a hearsay that there used to be an underground tunnel connecting the shrine at Dhandeeswaram to the Marundeeswarar temple at Thiruvanmiyur. This must have been 1,000 years ago. Continue Reading

Chennai residents come together to collect rainwater

The past few months witnessed Velacheri struggling for water. But the civic body officials are not ones to take things lying low. They are campaigning on a war footing to install more and more rainwater harvesting (RWH) facilities in the localities. Continue Reading

Velacheri localities face frequent blackouts

With summer comes a host of problems, including power outages. Many parts of Chennai locality Velacheri, including Vijaya Nagar, Tansi Nagar, Taramani and Perungudi, are suffering from frequent electricity failures. Continue Reading