Archive for the Civic Category

August 15, 2018

Talks on ‘Chennai’s land transfomation, implications for its resilience’

Alwarpet-based Consumer and Civic Action Group – CAG – is hosting a talk on ‘Chennai’s Land Transformations and Implications for its Resilience’ on August 18 evening at a hall in Egmore. The venue: Madras School of Social Work at 32, Casa […]

August 14, 2018

Community group in R. A. Puram plans more wells in streets to tap rainwater

The community in R. A. Puram is taking steps to construct and sink wells in public spaces to tap rainwater that often floods many colonies of this zone. Having undertaken this work in two streets some weeks ago and seen […]

August 12, 2018

Rains hamper pipeline laying work at P. S. Sivaswami Salai

It has not been easy for the residents of P. S. Sivaswami Salai who reside in the area just off R. K. Salai (near Waitrose Supermarket). For more than five years, they have either had to buy water or depend […]

August 12, 2018

Property tax: Residents to pay upto 50% more

During the last week of July, the Greater Chennai Corporation announced that the property tax rates will be revised and the new rates will be effective from the half year period from April – Sep 2018. A Corporation official in […]

August 7, 2018

Join community to paint a Abhiramapuram wall

If you have a yen for the creative arts and want to take part in a public space painting assignment, check out this event in Abhiramapuram on August 12. A voluntary body called SAPS is intending to paint the drab […]

August 6, 2018

MLA takes a look at improvements made by Sundaram Finance at Nageswara Rao Park

Mylapore’s MLA R Nataraj has been briefed by Sundaram Finance of the improvements made to Nageswara Rao Park since the time cyclone Vardah ripped trees, set low plants and damaged much infrastructure. The company has been taking care of the […]

August 3, 2018

MLA inspects four temple tanks and draws up plans to tap rainwater better

Mylapore’s MLA, R. Nataraj has visited and inspected tanks of four local temples this past week. Local area officers of state agencies were with him on this inspection.   The MLA says the aim of the visit was to ensure […]

August 1, 2018

TANGEDCO’s bill collection centre shifted from Luz to Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai

TANGEDCO's bill collection centre shifted from Luz to Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai

TANGEDCO’s bill collection centre which was functioning at Luz has been shifted to Dr Radhakrishan. Salai from today, Aug 1. The one at Luz ( opp. MRTS station) will not function anymore. According to the Alwarpet AE , the residents […]

July 31, 2018

Corporation workers to desilt storm water drains at R. A. Puram

Corporation workers to desilt storm water drains at R. A. Puram

With the monsoon season fast approaching, Greater Chennai Corporation has started desilting the storm water drains in the neighbourhood to ensure that water doesn’t stagnate on the roads when it rains. At Alwarpet, mounds of silt were seen sitting on […]

July 26, 2018

TANGEDCO says private Net company has damaged power line on Dr Ranga Road

TANGEDCO says private Net company has damaged power line on Dr Ranga Road

Three days ago, a portion of the road at the junction of Dr. Ranga Road and East Abhiramapuram First Street was dug up by TANGEDCO workers. A TANGEDCO official says, “The 230 KV cable there has been punched by an […]

July 26, 2018

Businesses on Mada Streets use dividers to ‘carve’ space for parking, affect traffic flow

Businesses on Mada Streets use dividers to 'carve' space for parking, affect traffic flow

Are more and more retail stores, restaurants and banks ‘cornering’ street spaces for themselves on the three Mada Streets? Pedestrians and motorists who care for public issues say the answer is ‘yes’. C S Baskar mailed us a photo shot […]

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