Archive for the Civic Category

February 25, 2018

Relaying battered streets: residents wonder why only certain streets are being repaired

Relaying battered streets: residents wonder why only certain streets are being repaired

Chennai Corporation, through its contractors has been relaying roads and streets across the neighbourhood the past few weeks. Road repair and relaying work in Mylapore, Mandaveli and Abhiramapuram was seen this past week. However, many Mylaporeans are wondering why some […]

February 20, 2018

Huts along Buckingham Canal collapse

Huts along Buckingham Canal collapse

A few huts built on the banks of the polluted Buckingham Canal opposite Kalvivaru Street in Mylapore have collapsed after the soil on which they were built began to give way. On Tuesday, at least two to three huts, part […]

February 10, 2018

Traffic Police doing all they can to maintain mada streets ‘one way’

Traffic Police doing all they can to maintain mada streets 'one way'

Traffic Police are doing all they can to ensure that the ‘one way’ traffic system they introduced on the mada streets in the precincts of Sri Kapali Temple in Mylapore works. Following the clearance of roadside hawker stalls mainly on […]

February 7, 2018

Chennai Corporation undertakes yet another drive to clear hawkers on South Mada St.

Chennai Corporation undertakes yet another drive to clear hawkers on South Mada St.

Engineers of the local unit of Chennai Corporation led a team of workers to clear the stalls of hawkers who do business on the eastern end of South Mada Street this Wednesday morning. A JCB machine was also employed to […]

January 29, 2018

Power shutdown in certain areas in the neighbourhood tomorrow

According to an announcement from TNEB, power will be suspended from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan 30 in the following areas in the neighbourhood – R. H. Road, R. K. Salai – 1st to 9th streets, P. S. […]

January 12, 2018

Bus strike ends, commuters relieved

The eight day bus strike ended on Thursday night much to the relief of commuters. Students, office-goers and seniors were most affected, especially during peak hours. In our neighbourhood, buses were seen plying on arterial roads including San Thome High […]

November 29, 2017

The rain is back

The rain is back. The post-noon dark skies had prepared people for the downpour this Wednesday evening. The rain, light at first and then  strong in parts continued as peak-hour traffic on Mylapore’s main roads began to crawl. Rasikas who […]

November 29, 2017

Dead fish on shores of coastal colonies; happens on Tuesday too

For the second day, that is on Tuesday dead fish washed up on the shores of Srinivasapuram, the colony at the far end of Foreshore Estate.  Hundreds had floated to the shore side since Monday afternoon. And as some fisher […]

November 27, 2017

Monsoon: communities consider harvesting rainwater

The rains remind people of the need to harvest rainwater.  And some groups are warming up to the idea this monsoon season. They can turn to the professionally-managed Rain Centre in Mandavelipakkam and its director, Sekhar Raghavan. Sekhar says in […]

November 20, 2017

Civic body teams are busy tackling flooding issues

  The break in the rain has provided a window to local Chennai Corporation teams to get some priority work done. Work that will held make life easy for residents when it rains again. Executive Engineer of Ward 173, Chennai Corporation, […]

November 20, 2017

Key storm water drain work is on at R. A. Puram

Key storm water drain work is on at R. A. Puram

Chennai Corporation has started work on constructing a storm water drain on First Cross Street, R. A. Puram. The aim is to facilitate draining of floodwater into the Buckingham Canal. When completed the civic work will hopefully keep the area […]

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