Archive for the Civic Category

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 […]

November 8, 2017

Monsoon: Canal section in Mandaveli being dredged on Wednesday

Monsoon: Canal section in Mandaveli being dredged on Wednesday

The sun has been pout since Wednesday morning and civic agencies are using the break in the rain to go about their priority work in areas where water stagnates and floods colonies. This morning, we saw a JCB at work […]

November 7, 2017

Rain-bearing clouds across the Adyar

Rain-bearing clouds across the Adyar

Rain clouds move across the Adyar River area on Tuesday morning. The showers have been on and off since last night and the Mylapore neighbourhood has been experiencing them in parts. The bridge across the river is a good point […]

November 7, 2017

Sabha’s little effort to keep its pavement clean

Sabha's little effort to keep its pavement clean

When the managers of Rasika Ranjani Sabha decided to address the problem of the relaid pavement alongside its campus on Sundareswarar Street being invaded by taxis and cars and used as a urinal after dark, they erected a fence. Some […]

November 6, 2017

PM in city; traffic in San Thome, MRC Nagar could be regulated today

Traffic would be regulated from the R. A. Puram end to the Marina end on Monday morning / noontime as prime minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend to two functions in this part of the city. One function is […]

November 4, 2017

Monsoon: Saturday morning. Civic workers in action at trouble spots

Monsoon: Saturday morning. Civic workers in action at trouble spots

Saturday morning. There is a break in the rain. And civic workers are seen sweating it out at the trouble spots. The Billroth Hospital traffic junction in R A Puram was flooded last night. It always does. Now 1st Main […]

November 4, 2017

Plaint to TANGEDCO; repair ‘open’ power junction box

Plaint to TANGEDCO; repair 'open' power junction box

Residents of Alamelumangapuram are wondering why their complaint to the local TANGEDCO office to repair a power junction box that is open to the elements and can pose a danger this monsoon season is not being addressed. Ravi Shankar, a […]

November 4, 2017

Monsoon: the Marina in the dark

There are people who drive down to the Marina to take in the monsoon atmosphere. But if you do so after dark, you may want to be forewarned. Rainwater floods many sections of the service road – the road between […]

November 4, 2017

Monsoon: on Friday evening many streets, road are dry

Monsoon: on Friday evening many streets, road are dry

The roads and streets of many neighborhoods presented a surprise picture on Friday afternoon – they were all dry, some bone dry. And this, after the extraordinary spell of rain the previous night. Be it in Abhiramapuram or Alwarpet, some […]

November 3, 2017

Monsoon: Nov.3 morning: steady rain leaves many streets, roads flooded

Monsoon: Nov.3 morning: steady rain leaves many streets, roads flooded

The rains were steady and continuous since 7 p.m. Thursday and by midnight, water began to flood and rise on many streets across the Mylapore neighborhood. Water entered many houses and apartments on the ground floor. ¬†A colony in R […]

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