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

September 11, 2019

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 area with attractive lights, street furniture, walkways, parking area, and dense trees.

It is expected to be developed as an urban forest following the Miyawaki technique of Japan.

This project, estimated at a cost of 4 crores, is set to commence after it gets the CRZ (coastal regulation zone) clearance.

However, over the years, this street that runs from Mundagakanni Amman Kovil Street to Kutchery Road has turned into a garbage dump yard and a place for open urination and defecation.


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September 11, 2019

Director of The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute honoured

Director of The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute honoured

Close to Sanskrit day and Teacher’s day this year, the Indic Academy, Chennai, honoured the director of The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, Dr. V. Kameswari, for her services to Indology. N. Gopalaswami, former chief election commissioner, was the chief guest […]

September 11, 2019

R. A. Puram residents need reliable rain water harvesting contractors

It has been a rough journey for a few R. A. Puram residents. Though willing to establish rain water systems at their homes, their efforts have not taken off due to lack of qualified personnel. The secretary of RAPRA S. […]

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 11, 2019

Muharram special rituals performed at Bazzar Road, Mylapore

Muharram special rituals performed at Bazzar Road, Mylapore

On the eve of Muharram (Sept. 10),this was the scene near a small mosque at Bazaar Road in Mylapore. A pandal with metal structures was erected here. “In the memory of Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa’s grandson, Hazrat Imam Hussain, and others who […]

September 10, 2019

RWH: GCC’s ward 119 unit constructs recharge wells at CIT colony

Recently, ward 119 of Chennai Corporation has constructed recharge wells at CIT colony. Two of them are seen at CIT colony 1st Link Street and CIT colony 6 th Cross Street. V. Guhan, AE of ward 119 says, “Rainwater usually […]

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 10, 2019

Sundaram Finance’s ‘Weekend at the Park’ series completes 10 years

Sundaram Finance’s ‘Weekend at the Park’ series completes 10 years

As a part of its ‘Weekend at the park’ activity, Sundaram Finance organised a paper craft workshop for children aged 8 to 12 years at Nageswara Rao Park, Luz this past weekend. The children learnt to make colourful paper lanterns. […]

September 10, 2019

Hayagreeva Jayanthi: At Sri Vedanta Desikar Temple tomorrow

Sri Hayagreeva Jayanthi will be celebrated at Sri Vedanta Desikar Temple, Mylapore on Sep 11 this year. 89 kalasams will be used to perform a thirumanjanam for Sri Hayagreevar in the morning. A staff at the temple office says, “Tomorrow […]

September 9, 2019

Mylapore traffic police intensifies checking of traffic violations; issues warning regarding hefty fines

Mylapore traffic police intensifies checking of traffic violations; issues warning regarding hefty fines

Since the past few days, the traffic police have intensified checking of traffic violations at various points in Mylapore. On September 9, they imposed fines on motorists commuting through the junction of Greenways Road and R.K.Mutt Road, Venkata Krishna Road, […]

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 […]

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