Archive for the Civic Category

September 12, 2019

Construction of recharge wells moves at a slow pace at Venkatakrishna Road

A week after contract workers dug the pavement off Venkatakrishna Road, Mandaveli to construct recharge wells, the work seems to be moving at a slow pace. Ten recharge wells are planned on this stretch to avoid water stagnation during heavy […]

September 11, 2019

GCC plans to revamp the degraded land at Kalvi Varu Street, Mylapore

GCC plans to revamp the degraded land at Kalvi Varu Street, Mylapore

As a part of the Chennai Corporation’s plan to develop the public spaces along the canals of Chennai, Kalvi Varu Street, off the Buckingham canal in Mylapore has been identified for a revamp. The civic officials intend to beautify this […]

September 11, 2019

GCC’s organic manure is up for sale

The organic manure generated at Chennai Corporation’s compost yard at MRC Nagar is up for sale to the public. A kilo of manure is priced at Rs 20. The RamKy Conservancy workers (ward 173) have been producing manure here with […]

September 10, 2019

Untapped rainwater gets wasted at North Mada Street

Untapped rainwater gets wasted at North Mada Street

Every time when it rains, huge volumes of water from the rooftops of several shops surrounding Sri Kapali Temple gets wasted and floods the mada streets. This was the scene at North Mada Street a few days ago. “Don’t these […]

September 9, 2019

Tapping renewable-energy sources was the focus of this workshop held at Hotel Savera

On Sep.9, Alwarpet based NGO Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (CAG) and Press Institute of India (PII) jointly conducted a workshop for media persons at Hotel Savera at Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore. The topic of discussion was  – Media reporting for […]

September 9, 2019

Strict action will be taken if trees are damaged, says Corporation

For years, individuals and business entities have been driving nails into trees or hanging up boards thereby damaging them. Doing that henceforth will attract heavy fines and a jail term too. T. Iniyan, Corporation’s assistant executive engineer, Mylapore, says, “When […]

September 6, 2019

RWH: Residents of Ranga Road construct recharge wells at their apartment complex

RWH: Residents of Ranga Road construct recharge wells at their apartment complex

After realizing the importance of rainwater harvesting (RWH), now the residents of Aditya Ashwin Apartments in Ranga Road, Abiramapuram are constructing recharge wells at their complex. Says V.Venugopalan, a resident, “We underwent an acute water shortage this year. During that […]

September 6, 2019

TANGEDCO’S engineer says routine maintenance is the best way to detect faults

Power shutdowns due to maintenance work can cause minor inconveniences. But this is essential for timely fault detection, says TANGEDCO’s Luz area engineer. He says, “There are four substations that feed power to the Mylapore area, the Luz substation near […]

September 6, 2019

Chennai South MP goes around Thirumylai rail station

Chennai South MP goes around Thirumylai rail station

Chennai South Member of Parliament, Thamizhachi Thangapandian visisted the Thirumylai MRTS railway station on Thursday morning and went around the premises. She listened to commuters share their problems, greeted people and chatted with local RPF personnel and staff of Southern […]

September 5, 2019

Power shutdown at Mandaveli, Mandavelipakkam and San Thome till 5 p.m. today evening

Power will be suspended at Mandaveli, Mandavelipakkam, San Thome and Foreshore Estate till 5 p.m. today evening (Sep 5). TANGEDCO’s Mandaveli area engineer says, “Routine maintenance is on at the Foreshore Estate substation from 9 a.m. today morning. Most of […]

September 5, 2019

Ticket reservation counters space at Thirumylai station in a mess when it rains

Commuters and people who book train tickets are upset at the pathetic condition of the rail tickets booking section at Thirumylai MRTS station when it rains. Rainwater leaks from the roof, down the pillars and floods the floor here creating […]

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