Archive for the Civic Category

May 2, 2019

This summer, Marina is crowded but patrolling and waste clearance is wanting

This summer, Marina is crowded but patrolling and waste clearance is wanting

The Marina is overcrowded nowadays and for obvious reasons. Summer holidays are on and families bring children to what is the most popular open space in the area. As the sun goes down, the lawns and sands are filled with […]

April 29, 2019

Chennai Metro: soil test work starts on Marina ahead of plans for next phase

Soil testing works at a few points on the Marina have begun on the Chennai Metro rail project proposed in the next phase. Planned ahead is a Metro line that will start at the Marina – Queen Mary’s College junction […]

April 26, 2019

Part of Sannithi Street barricaded: many Mylaporeans dislike this move

Part of Sannithi Street barricaded: many Mylaporeans dislike this move

Permanent metal barricades have come up in the quadrangle on west side of Sannidhi Street, opposite Sri Kapali Temple’s east gopuram.  Two wheelers and autos will not be able to get into this zone but it is not clear what […]

April 3, 2019

Metro Water replaces pipelines at Chamiers Road

Metro Water replaces pipelines at Chamiers Road

The area from Venkateswara Hospital till the Royal Thai Consulate at Chamiers Road was recently dug up by Metro Water authorities to lay pipelines. The work they say is done now. A metro water official at Ward 122 says, “The […]

April 1, 2019

Metro water says more lorries on the road now

The heat has set in. There seems to be no improvement in the water situation. Several residents in the neighbourhood have complained that it takes more than 20 days for the water lorries to deliver water after a booking has […]

March 28, 2019

Corporation’s open space in R. A. Puram turns into waste dump while plan for sports arena gather dust

Corporation's open space in R. A. Puram turns into waste dump while plan for sports arena gather dust

Why is a large, open space owned by Chennai Corporation in R. A. Puram which has not been developed for over a year and then considered for a sports facility now becoming a waste dump? The mess is getting worse […]

March 26, 2019

Police officials return lost/stolen phones to rightful owners

Police officials return lost/stolen phones to rightful owners

On Saturday, March 23, more than 150 lost or stolen phones were returned to their rightful owners at the police station at Kutchery Road, Mylapore by the assistant commissioner of police, Ramesh. The inspector at the station Senthil Murugan says, […]

March 25, 2019

Tamil Nadu Housing Board apartments in Mandaveli rebuilt, up for sale

Tamil Nadu Housing Board apartments in Mandaveli rebuilt, up for sale

Tamil Nadu Housing Board has rebuilt the blocks of apartments on South Canal Bank Road near MTC Mandaveli bus depot under the Tamil Nadu Housing Board Renovation Scheme. Earlier, these flats were the TN Secretariat staff quarters. “The building was […]

March 19, 2019

Effect of summer showing at Adyar Poonga waterbody

Effect of summer showing at Adyar Poonga waterbody

If there is one place where one can witness the slow but definite effect of a torrid summer in a city that is grappling with water availability then it is in the campus of Adyar Poonga, the urban nature reserve […]

March 18, 2019

Danger zone on busy road near Metro Water’s water-filling station

If you are driving south on Dr D. G. S. Dhinakaran Road from the Foreshore Estate traffic signals junction you may want to heed to this warning. Slow down as you cross the boundary wall of the Adyar Poonga’s eastern […]

March 16, 2019

Three liquor sales shops will be closed on Monday: day of arubathumoovar procession

Three TASMAC shops that sell liquor in the Mylapore area will remain closed on Monday when the grand arubathumoovar procession, of the 63 Saivite saints takes place through the mada streets of Sri Kapali Temple as part of its Panguni […]

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