• Mon, Mar 25, 2019
  • The State transport utility, MTC, is a workhorse on which the common man depends. DT Next conducts a spot assessment at all 32 bus stations.
    Commuters vie for space as pvt vehicles encroach Ambattur OT Terminus
    Besieged with plenty of problems ranging from poor sanitation facilities to incessant traffic jams, the Ambattur OT bus terminus is plagued with severe encroachment by private vehicles, giving commuters a hard time to board buses from the amenity. Passengers alighting at Ambattur OT bus stand vie for space with private vehicles and share autos as they have become a permanent fixture outside the terminus. “The residents have put forth repeated requests asking the officials to take suitable steps to make the waiting time tolerable. Though bus services have improved, passenger amenities have taken a huge toll here. We have to board buses irrespective of rain and shine here. Several complaints were made over the last few years,” said Shrinkhla Sahai, a commuter. The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) is operating more than 60 services...
  • Paruthipattu lake eco-park to be ready this week Paruthipattu lake eco-park to be ready this week

    Works on the Paruthipattu lake in Avadi, The once-neglected water body is set to become the second eco-park after the one at Chetpet, are nearing completion, said Water Resources Department (WRD)...

  • Work on clear Cooum project nearing completion Work on clear Cooum project nearing completion

    As part of the Cooum River Eco-Restoration Project, the Water Resources Department (WRD) has completed the desilting works along the 9 km stretch between Chetpet and Napier Bridge, with only 600...

  • DTCP to issue building plan approval in 30 days DTCP to issue building plan approval in 30 days

    Directorate of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) has directed the field officials to process the building plan applications within 30 days and upload the details in the website in order to ensure...

  • Drug for Parkinson's disease yet to get green signal Drug for Parkinson's disease yet to get green signal

    It has been a while since the launch of Apomorphine, a drug that is used to treat loss of body movement in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease. However, it is yet to receive approval, due to...

  • A close battle expected in South Chennai A close battle expected in South Chennai

    The only constituency in the city that promises to provide a close battle in the Lok Sabha polls is South Chennai.

  • Ban has little effect, construction materials still stored on roadside Ban has little effect, construction materials still stored on roadside

    The Greater Chennai Corporation has failed to implement the order it issued to curb the practice of storing construction materials on roads and pavements, continuing to put the lives of two-wheeler...

  • Woman abducts youth who refused to marry her daughter Woman abducts youth who refused to marry her daughter

    Three persons, including a woman, who abducted a 24-year-old man in a car after he allegedly refused to marry the woman’s daughter, have been arrested in Tiruvottiyur.

  • Sudanese woman held for smuggling gold Sudanese woman held for smuggling gold

    Updated On: Mar, 24, 201911:56 PM

    Customs officials seized 1.14 kg gold worth more than Rs 38.5 lakh from two passengers, including a woman from Sudan, on Saturday and Sunday at Chennai airport.

  • Delayed Congress campaign to take off from Kalapet Delayed Congress campaign to take off from Kalapet

    The Congress-led alliance would begin its campaign in Puducherry in Kalapet from Sunday evening for the April 18 elections.

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