Archive for the Civic Category

April 25, 2018

CSK’s departure hits host hotel

The managers of Hotel Crowne Plaza in Alwarpet were excited when the hotel was chosen to be the accommodation hub for players of Chennai Super Kings, the popular team in IPL T20 cricket. A bill board on the property sent […]

April 15, 2018

‘One-way’ traffic system on mada streets makes life easy

'One-way' traffic system on mada streets makes life easy

The ‘one-way’ traffic system seems to be holding strong at peak hour times on Mylapore’s mada streets in the Sri Kapali Temple zone. It is holding because of sustained patrol and manning by the Traffic Police; their vans now glide […]

April 10, 2018

Venus Colony residents paint wall with visuals on civic issues

Venus Colony residents paint wall with visuals on civic issues

The wall of Aashiana Apartments in Venus Colony, Alwarpet which fronts the road here now wears a colourful look. It flaunts images that speak of issues like saving rain water, growing and caring for trees in the public space and […]

April 7, 2018

MRTS rail services suspended on weekend

Rail services of the MRTS on the Chennai Beach – Velachery lines will be suspended on Saturday and Sunday for maintenance work, says Southern Railway. The services are closed from 9.45 am to 4.30 pm.  

March 29, 2018

‘No traffic’ North Mada Street makes for pleasant experience

If you had to experience the peace of making North and East Mada Streets ‘no traffic’ zone then you should have been on these streets on Wednesday evening, after the ther (chariot) procession was over. City Police barred traffic if […]

March 28, 2018

Traffic restrictions on Wednesday and Thursday; Panguni fest

The three Mada Streets, a section of R K Mutt Road around the Sri Kapali Temple tank and and Luz Circle are now closed to all forms of traffic since this morning. And these zones will be closed to traffic […]

March 15, 2018

Traffic management for Panguni fest: suggestion to local police

Mylapore Traffic Police have a standard traffic management plan for the annual Panguni festival of Sri Kapali Temple. On days when the daily processions are taken out on the four mada streets, traffic is re-routed. Traffic from and into the […]

March 13, 2018

Open-air gym set up inside Nageswara Rao Park, Luz

An open-air gym is to be launched inside Nageswara Rao Park in Luz. The equipment and accessories for this gym have been fixed on to the floor at a space located on the south eastern side of the park between […]

March 12, 2018

More streets, roads being relaid by Corporation

Residents of Justice Sundaram Road have heaved a sigh of relief – finally, this potholed road has been relaid. Sceptics of this area though wonder if a road re-laying job that is done inside two hours will really let the […]

March 7, 2018

Corporation is relaying many streets in the neighbourhood

Roads are being relaid in several areas in the Mylapore neighbourhood in the past few weeks. But not all Mylaporeans are happy with the development. This is because residents who witness civic work taking place on a few local streets […]

March 7, 2018

This colony at Mylapore works hard to address civic issues

This colony at Mylapore works hard to address civic issues

For years, the residents of Justice Sundaram Road and Rama Rao Road, Mylapore watched helplessly as their┬ástreet corner turned into a garbage dump. Despite raising the issue several times individually with the Chennai Corporation and a private agency which clears […]

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