Archive for the Civic Category

May 24, 2017

Pebble Walk created at Corporation park in R. A. Puram

Pebble Walk created at Corporation park in R. A. Puram

The members of R. A. Puram Residents Association (RAPRA), in collaboration with Greater Chennai Corporation, recently laid a pebble pathway at the Chennai Corporation park at 7th Main Road, R. A. Puram. The facility was inaugurated on May 22.  A […]

May 23, 2017

Online facility increases bookings of water tankers in the Mylapore area

If you need to book a water tanker at Metro Water, check out their online booking facility which was launched during the first week of March. G. M. Ramalingam, area engineer, Metro Water, Zone 9 says, “This zone, which includes […]

May 23, 2017

Chitrakulam cleared of vegetation; activists suggest desilting this temple tank

Chitrakulam cleared of vegetation; activists suggest desilting this temple tank

The dry Chitrakulam tank has been cleared of bushes and vegetation. Workers did the job a few days ago and then burnt the refuse on the tank bed. The tank which is of the Sri Adi Kesavaperumal Temple, located close […]

May 22, 2017

Sivaraman Street residents at Mandaveli form an association

Sivaraman Street residents at Mandaveli form an association

Yet another residents’ association has been formed. This time at Sivaraman Street, Mandaveli, the street opposite the mosque at St. Mary’s Road. The president of the association J. Velayutham says, “For years, in addition to struggling with common issues like […]

May 21, 2017

Car Free Sunday formally launched on Marina’s service road

Car Free Sunday formally launched on Marina's service road

The Car Free Sunday concept has formally been rolled out on the Marina. It happened this Sunday morning, 6 a.m. onwards. The service road of the Marina beach, from the Light House end to the Vivekananda Illam point was closed […]

May 16, 2017

Bus staff strike: office-goers depend on share autos, vans

Bus staff strike: office-goers depend on share autos, vans

As the strike by employees of state-run transport corporations entered its third day, autos and vans made hay as office-goers opted for this mode of transport to get to work on Tuesday morning. Only a few MTC buses were seen […]

May 13, 2017

Jeth Nagar residents post pictures of deities on walls to discourage garbage dumping

Jeth Nagar residents post pictures of deities on walls to discourage garbage dumping

Fed up with people throwing garbage at their street corner and public urination, the residents of Jeth Nagar First Main Road, Mandaveli came up with a novel idea to discourage them. They posted a picture of Lord Vinayakar on the […]

May 12, 2017

Corporation clears stalls, amusement equipment on Marina

Corporation clears stalls, amusement equipment on Marina

Chennai Corporation teams started clearing food hawker stalls and amusement equipment permanently parked on the Marina sands on Friday morning. The operation was held in the Light House area. Beach stalls keep mushrooming on the sands and contribute to a […]

May 10, 2017

Join this NGO on Saturday to re-clean and paint vandalised wall

Finally, Thuvakkam is going back to the vandalised wall on Kutchery Road in Mylapore to clean it up all over again. The NGO invites Mylaporeans to join the group on May 12, Saturday night in this 8-hour long operation. Thuvakkam […]

May 4, 2017

Cats at centre of controversy at Sri Kapali Temple

Cats at centre of controversy at Sri Kapali Temple

Cats are at the centre of a controversy brewing up in and outside Sri Kapali Temple in Mylapore. Animal lovers say that the temple managers have driven away lots of cats which had made the temple campus their home. Some […]

May 2, 2017

Police claim they have cleared many hawkers who hinder traffic flow but little evidence of change seen on Tuesday

Police claim to have removed hawkers and stalls which are a hindrance to traffic and pedestrians. They say action was taken in Luz Corner and on Royapettah High Road and such busy roadsides. At least one Thamizh newspaper this morning […]

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