Archive for the Civic Category

December 24, 2020

Chennai Corporation makes space outside Dharmambal Poonga a ‘no parking’ zone

Chennai Corporation makes space outside Dharmambal Poonga a 'no parking' zone

Until a few days ago, this space outside Dharmambal Poonga on Kamarajar Salai, R.A.Puram used to be out of bounds for pedestrians. For it used to be completely occupied with dozens of haphazardly parked two-wheelers. But it is not so […]

December 22, 2020

Civic workers construct broad pavements along the canal side of Kalvi Varu Street

Civic workers construct broad pavements along the canal side of Kalvi Varu Street

Since the past few weeks, civic workers have been constructing broad pavements along the canal side of Kalvi Varu Street in Mylapore. The work is a part of the Chennai Corporation project, that aims to beautify this street with attractive […]

December 22, 2020

Residents of East Circular Road come together to transform their neighbourhood

Residents of East Circular Road come together to transform their neighbourhood

Residents of East Circular Road, Mandavelipakkam have taken the first step towards building an active community here. They recently joined together and formed a WhatsApp group called ‘ECR Community’ to address local issues and pass on useful information among themselves. […]

December 22, 2020

Jeth Nagar community holds drive to reduce waste dumping

Jeth Nagar community holds drive to reduce waste dumping

The community of Jeth Nagar in Mandaveli recently organised a drive from Dec 15 to 20 which was named “Namma Jethnagar Clean” which aimed  at keeping the streets of Jeth Nagar clean. The local association called JERA, in partnership with […]

December 21, 2020

Huge crowd on Marina on Sunday evening

Huge crowd on Marina on Sunday evening

Hundreds and hundreds of people crowded at the Marina beach on Sunday evening, the first weekend after the Marina was opened to the public since the closure in early April due to the pandemic. Since 4 p.m. streams of families […]

December 18, 2020

Ground water seems to have risen well in this R. A. Puram colony

Ground water seems to have risen well in this R. A. Puram colony

Residents of Thiruvengadam Street in R. A. Puram had a rough time recently when the rains were steady – the street flooded and got polluted and it took time to clean up the mess. But there is a sunny side […]

December 16, 2020

Can you help record the level of water in open well in your area ?

Can you help record the level of water in open well in your area ?

The groundwater across Mylapore zone has increased following appreciable rains the past many weeks. And one expert wants to record the levels across the city and seeks the inputs of Mylaporeans. Shekar Raghavan of the Rain Centre which used to […]

December 15, 2020

Mylapore Head Post Office facilitates door delivery of Sabarimala ‘swami prasadam’

Mylapore Head Post Office facilitates door delivery of Sabarimala 'swami prasadam'

To help devotees who are unable to make their annual pilgrimage to Sabarimala Temple, due to pandemic time restrictions, Department of Posts recently introduced a new service through which you can get Sabarimala ‘swami prasadam’ door delivered to your house. […]

December 14, 2020

Residents want speed breakers at Abhiramapuram First Street

Residents want speed breakers at Abhiramapuram First Street

In recent times, residents of Abhiramapuram First Street, Mylapore are facing serious problems as frequent accidents are happening here. Residents point out that at least 4 accidents happened on this street, this past week. Says Giridharan Kesavan, a resident, “As […]

December 14, 2020

Marina beach re-open to the public. A quiet, misty morning.

Marina beach re-open to the public. A quiet, misty morning.

It was a rather quiet reopening of the Marina beach to the public this Monday morning, December 14. The public were formally allowed to access the beach after being closed down and barricaded in early April. Even as the mist […]

December 13, 2020

Civic workers clean Marina beach sections for re-opening on Monday

Civic workers clean Marina beach sections for re-opening on Monday

Civic workers on Sunday were busy cleaning up the lawns, public spaces and service road of the Marina beach. The beach is to be opened to the public on December 14. The Marina, from the Cooum river end to the […]

December 12, 2020

Voter Card camps being held this weekend

Voter Card camps being held this weekend

Voter ID Card camps are being held this weekend – December 12 and 13 – across the city and in the Mylapore neighbourhood. These camps, on from 10 am to 4 pm allow you to apply for changes in the […]

December 11, 2020

Traffic in chaos at R. K. Mutt Road junction; cause is civic work

Traffic in chaos at R. K. Mutt Road junction; cause is civic work

The civic work going on at the junction of South Mada Street and R. K. Mutt Road is creating traffic congestion in and around this area. And motorists suggest that local traffic policemen must be posted here until this work […]

December 11, 2020

Fewer people are using services of Chennai Corporation’s sample collection centre now

Health workers attached to Chennai Corporation say that fewer people are using the services of its sample collection centre, these days. The civic body’s sample collection centre, that has been functional since early July is located at the Corporation’s AIDS […]

December 10, 2020

Due to poor design of bins, we are finding it very difficult to collect garbage, say Urbaser workers

Due to poor design of bins, we are finding it very difficult to collect garbage, say Urbaser workers

In early November, Urbaser Sumeet took over conservancy operations in the entire Mylapore area. Since then, its workers have been using battery-operated vehicles (BOVs) to clear garbage in the neighbourhood. As the agency’s focus is source segregation of waste, wet […]

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