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It's pedestrians who lose out

Basic facilities for pedestrians such as footpaths and subways continue to remain woefully inadequate on arterial roads amid the grow...»

What they say

Susan Mathew, Vice-Chairperson, CMDA More importance is being accorded now at the planning level to the initiatives...»

Need to enlighten drivers on vital features

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Rain in early June a rarity

Chennaiites woke up to a pleasantly dark sky and rain on Wednesday morning. Coming after a day of searing heat, the light showers were a...»

Challenges facing Ambattur Estate

: A range of factors including shortage of manpower, inadequate infrastructure development and constraints in banking intervention have e...»

Koyambedu grade separator work nearing completion

Traffic on the congested stretch between Maduravoyal and Arumbakkam is expected to ease from July with the completion of the main flyove...»

50 roads in Chennai to be renamed

The Chennai Corporation has planned to rename 50 roads, which are now named after foreigners. These roads will soon be renamed after Tami...»

Applications for TDR certificate may increase

As the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) expects the number of applicants for Development Rights Certificate to increase...»

“India should invest more than 8.5% of its GDP in infrastructure development”

India should invest more than 8.5 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in infrastructure development to achieve a consistently h...»

Beckoning Indian film-makers

The broad roads of Australia, which were featured in the chase scene in ‘Nala Damayanthi,' also had an equally important role to p...»

Speeding vehicles turn ECR into a death trap

When vehicles, especially those that can easily clock speeds of 130 – 140 kmph, take East Coast Road they do not think that res...»

Poor facilities, services

East Coast Road runs through the heart of five village panchayats and a town panchayat. Starting from Kottivakkam, ECR passes thro...»

Junction beneath flyover set for change

The junction beneath the Anna flyover, which is one of the defining landmark's of the city, is set to undergo some major changes.I...»

Short-term improvement work on two important roads in north Chennai

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has started short-term improvement work on the Inner Ring Road and the Manali Oil Ref...»

Cyclists deserve better facilities

Just as the morning rush-hour traffic starts to kick in, groups of uniformed children armed with backpacks and lunch bags can be seen...»

Dedicated bus lane project shelved

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School students are in need of special buses

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Ladies specials, a long-term solution?

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Security tightened ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Security has been tightened with the deployment of police personnel across the district in view of the pronouncement of Ayodhya verdict...»

Autorickshaws, tourist taxis detained

In a coordinated check on autorickshaws and Tata Magic tourist taxis in the city, about 30 vehicles were detained by the Transport Depar...»

Police issue guidelines to sellers of fire crackers

Ahead of the Deepavali festival, the Chennai police have issued certain guidelines to sellers of fire crackers asking them to comply wit...»

What ignites incidents of road rage?

As per the ticket sales, about 26 lakh people used Metropolitan Transport Corporation buses on Monday when a flash strike was on. Com...»

A healthy way to start the day

Stepping around puddles and squeezing through cramped roads, Aparna Karthikeyan takes a look at one of India’s largest vegetable markets »

Smart cards work now suspended in city’s north

The process of issuing smart cards for encroachers, by the Chennai Corporation, has hit a road block in areas of north Chennai as well. T...»

Makes sense to separate your trash

CIVIC SENSE Civic bodies across the country have introduced the system of imposing fines for failing to segregate waste »

Rangarajapuram flyover offers promise of relief from traffic snarls

Chennai Corporation expects to complete the work by mid-August »

Ramky refuses to toe Corporation line on operations

Agency’s plan includes detailed course of action at the street level for disposal of waste »

Highways Dept. can’t lay hands on gifted land

Walls and buildings have been erected on many plots »

14-year-old run over by MTC bus

Only a few weeks after the incident on Gemini flyover, the Metropolitan Transport Corporation Limited (MTC) has been involved in another...»

Relook mode of tax collection

CIVIC SENSE In a meeting on Monday, senior officials of the Corporation of Chennai called for a renewed drive to collect as much as R »

Activists call for sterilisation of dogs

A pair of giant condoms walking on the road caught the attention of motorists and pedestrians on Tuesday. Animal welfare activists adopt...»

1,084 stretches to get concrete cover

The alternative technology is set to enhance the life of roads up to 30 years and is also more cost-effective »

More residents complain of sewage mixing with water

For over a week now, residents of Sixth Street, R.V.Nagar, Anna Nagar, have been putting up with stench, flies and sewage on the road. S...»

Winners, hands down!

Who said we can’t win gold at the Olympics? Readers suggest events designed specially for Indians, so that we can leave other countries far »

CRISIL sees sharp drop in private sector capex

Policy logjam a key factor responsible for the slowdown »

Pallikarnai sewage pumping station to get new lease of life

The project to provide underground sewerage network in Pallikaranai is expected to be completed on schedule with the Chennai Corporation...»

Multi-level parking lots at major roads in Chennai soon

The Chennai Corporation will rope in private agencies to create multi-level parking lots in all major roads in the city. The civic body...»

Cops train guns on school-going autos

In the past two days, police seized 138 vehicles that were ferrying more than 4 children each »

Vijayakant attacks Jayalalithaa govt.

Mr. Vijayakant also sharply criticised Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, saying she had taken a long break from office and was running the govern »

Vintage beauties ring in old times

Looks of excitement mixed with a feeling of nostalgia for the yesteryears was common among the onlookers as several vintage cars and mot...»

Follow the rules, be safe

Students of Meenakshi college, Chennai, discuss road safety measures. »

When chaos, cops ruled the routes

The anti-US protests that continued in the city for the fifth day on Tuesday turned ugly when members of over 20 Islamic organisations cl...»

No compromise on law and order: top cop

S. George who took charge as the Commissioner of Police, Chennai, on Wednesday promised better traffic arrangements and said there will...»

Defiant private water tankers continue strike

Several private water tankers stayed off the roads for the second consecutive day on Wednesday protesting against the restriction on gro...»

City wakes up to near-normal life on bandh day

With reduced traffic on arterial roads and most shops downing shutters, Thursday’s bandh seemed more like an extended holiday. The bandh...»




Recent Article in Chennai

Lathika Arya, who arrived from Nepal, at Chennai
airport on Sunday night. Photo: M. Karunakaran

Back home safe and sound

Arya said a portion of the wall in the building in which she was staying collapsed and she struggled to come out. »