With the State government identifying four corridors to implement a 111-km-long monorail network at an estimated cost of Rs.16,600 crore, the city's committed expenditure on elevated rail transit infr... »1 comment
The Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) corridor has been in existence for over a decade. The 25-km line, which was originally supposed to be Chennai's ‘Metro', continues to be plagued with problems. It... »12 comments
Back in the summer of 1982, Girija Raghavan used to religiously wait for a mini-bus every day around 8.30 a.m. to take her from Ashok Nagar to the T. Nagar bus terminus. “Even a card with all the... »3 comments
Is there really any point in wearing a helmet? The city traffic police might have announced a deadline which came and went amid much talk of awareness and the need for motorists to change on their...
Travelling in a Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus in the city may not be a pleasant experience for many. But, it pales in comparison to the inconvenience commuters waiting for buses are...
Late on Thursday evening, five-year-old Ayesha became the 53rd person to be fatally knocked down by a Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus this year. While enough fingers have been pointed...
Walking and cycling account for 34 per cent of all daily trips being undertaken in Chennai. Many more people walk to take buses and trains. Shockingly, 42 per cent of all road accidents involve pedestrians. Why are people on foot being driven off the road in Tamil Nadu's capital?
The Chennai Mass Rapid Transit System may have been sanctioned 26 years ago, but it remains a work in progress even today. Age seems to be telling on the overhead structures. At some stations, loose masonry has fallen on cars, causing damage. Will the Tamil Nadu Government, which has invested in the MRTS, finally take a closer look at it?