• Sat, Jan 25, 2020
  • City roads to get Rs 1,160 cr facelift in six months
    As many as 164 major bus route roads in the city will soon get a facelift, as the Greater Chennai Corporation has finalised contractors to carry out their repair and re-laying works at Rs 1,160 crore....
    City roads to get Rs 1,160 cr facelift in six months
    During a meeting with the contractors and project management consultants on Friday, Corporation Commissioner G Prakash instructed the contractors to complete the road works within the stipulated period of six months or earlier. According to a Corporation official, 59 roads, including Ennore High Road, Tondiarpet High Road and Sardar Patel Road would be completely re-laid with funds under Chennai Mega City Development Mission (CMCDM) and Tamil Nadu Urban Road Infrastructure Fund (TURIF). The new roads would come up at ten zones such as Manali, Tondiarpet, Royapuram, Thiru Vi Ka Nagar, Ambattur, Anna Nagar, Teynampet, Kodambakkam, Alandur and Adyar. Also, Nelson Manickam Road, New Avadi Road, Luz Church Road, TTK Road, Royappetah High Road and others would be repaired or partially re-laid, as these roads were badly damaged during the...
  • Policeman ends life after fight with wife Policeman ends life after fight with wife

    A 38-year-old policeman committed suicide after a quarrel with his wife over choosing a name for their new-born. The incident happened in the police quarters at Teynampet on Wednesday night after the...

  • Can’t extend tenure by GB resolution, says High Court Can’t extend tenure by GB resolution, says High Court

    In a setback to the incumbent office-bearers of Nadigar Sangam, the Madras High Court on Friday said that the tenure of the executive committee cannot be extended by way of a resolution at the general...

  • Health Min rejects Niti proposal on PPP with pvt med colleges Health Min rejects Niti proposal on PPP with pvt med colleges

    Tamil Nadu would not accept the public-private partnership proposal put forth by Niti Aayog under which private medical colleges would be allowed to train their students at district headquarters...

  • Businessman cheated of Rs 40 lakh at Royapettah Businessman cheated of Rs 40 lakh at Royapettah

    Two men cheated Rs 40 lakh from a businessman from Aminjikarai at Royapettah on Thursday night. The victim, Praveen Kumar, was relieved of the cash when he went to meet a person in connection with a...

  • Corporation organises ‘Ploggathon’ for 5 kilometres at Elliot’s Beach Corporation organises ‘Ploggathon’ for 5 kilometres at Elliot’s Beach

    In a move to create awareness on source segregation, the Greater Chennai Corporation has organised ‘Chennai Ploggathon’ event at the Elliot’s Beach in Besant Nagar on February 2.

  • NIOT team assesses pollution along city coast NIOT team assesses pollution along city coast

    The National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) kickstarted a two-day training expedition on marine pollution focussing Chennai coast. Scientists from different parts of the country are ascertaining...

  • Drunk MTC driver nabbed, handed over to police Drunk MTC driver nabbed, handed over to police

    A 45-year-old bus driver was handed over to the Shankar Nagar police for operating an MTC bus under the influence of alcohol on Thursday night.

  • Gang bludgeons guard to death for stopping robbery, 3 arrested Gang bludgeons guard to death for stopping robbery, 3 arrested

    A 50-year-old security guard of an under-construction toll plaza was beaten to death using an iron rod when he tried to stop a robbery on Outer Ring Road in Nemelichery on Thursday. The police said...

  • NGO levels Rs 1,500 crore corruption charges against civil supplies corporation NGO levels Rs 1,500 crore corruption charges against civil supplies corporation

    An anti-corruption NGO had alleged massive corruption by Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC) and some central government undertakings, charging them of procuring essential commodities for...