• Sat, Aug 18, 2018
  • The ongoing water pipe laying work by the Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewage Board (CMWSSB) has left the Mahalingapuram Main Road and the nearby service lane filled with potholed roads, putting...
    Potholes make Mahalingapuram Main Road a risky ride for motorists
    Aarthi Arun, a chartered accountant who resides in Mahalingapuram, said that the potholes were caused by to the ongoing works, due to which many motorists have suffered falls while negotiating the road. “The work started 15 days ago. During the rains, this road, which connects T Nagar to Nungambakkam and witnesses heavy traffic, turns treacherously dangerous for two-wheeler users, as the potholes are filled up with water and are often not clearly visible. We have seen many motorists — especially women — suffering nasty falls due to these potholes. We complained to the Greater Chennai Corporation two days ago. But only today have they begun to fill these potholes with construction debris,” said the resident, adding that the rains have worsened the problem. Another resident, Nandini Hande, a zumba and pilates instructor living in an...
  • Model Citizen: Set the ball rolling for waste segregation Model Citizen: Set the ball rolling for waste segregation

    I am part of Mandaveli Raja Street Welfare Association. I was part of the group that set the ball rolling to segregate and compost in the area. Starting with the basics almost four years ago, we began...

  • Reporter's Diary: 'Want to complain? Call us, don’t sent petitions online' Reporter's Diary: 'Want to complain? Call us, don’t sent petitions online'

    Some officials at the local offices of the Greater Chennai Corporation are unhappy about the online and app-based grievance redressal systems and have been asking the public to complain the...

  • Pothole-ridden and flooded roads give Ekkaduthangal residents nightmares Pothole-ridden and flooded roads give Ekkaduthangal residents nightmares

    Residents of Ekkaduthangal, who have been lamenting about the pathetic condition of the roads in the locality, fume over the hardship caused by the downpour in the last couple of days, as the pothole...

  • Mandaveli residents turn dump yard into garden Mandaveli residents turn dump yard into garden

    Updated: Aug, 16, 201803:39 PM

    From being an unofficial dump yard, the space outside Mandaveli MRTS station has been turned green, thanks to the resilient efforts of resident welfare associations, NGOs and local authorities.

  • Reporter's Diary: Better creativity needed to marry politics with films Reporter's Diary: Better creativity needed to marry politics with films

    In a state where politics and movies have been inextricasbly interlinked for decades, it is no surprise that a slew of actor-politician have entered the fray to attempt to take the mantle forward from...

  • Uncovered well raises safety and health concerns among Nanganallur residents Uncovered well raises safety and health concerns among Nanganallur residents

    An uncovered and abandoned well in Nanganallur’s Elango Adigal Street has raised concerns among residents who call it a hotbed for snakes and frogs, apart from garbage.

  • From Class 8 or 9, kids should be taught about transpersons From Class 8 or 9, kids should be taught about transpersons

    Fifty transpersons in the city will come together to mark the Independence Day. S Sudha, co-founder and director, Thozhi, an organisation working towards the progress of the LGBTQ community, talks...

  • Reporter's Diary: Cops may soon run out of excuses to not wear helmets Reporter's Diary: Cops may soon run out of excuses to not wear helmets

    The city police often comes under criticism for breaking rules which they enforce on public and the helmet rule is no exception as men in Khakhi are often spotted riding two-wheelers with no headgear.

  • Model Citizen: Free counselling for those suffering from alcoholism Model Citizen: Free counselling for those suffering from alcoholism

    After retirement from service as assistant commissioner of Commercial Taxes almost 10 years ago, I decided to take up counselling for those who need the service. I have been running counselling...