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
With all the 1,000-odd Tata Magic maxicabs that operate in the city on the road to regularisation, the question of effective utilisation of the increasing number of such share cabs and autorickshaw...
Though many in government circles are serious about the issue of road safety, analysis on the effectiveness of awareness drives seems to be lacking. The number of road accident fatalities in the city tripled between 2000 and 2010. Nearly 50 per cent of the victims are either pedestrians or cyclists.
Growing noise pollution in the city has greatly affected the hearing of street vendors to policemen to residents living very close to busy junctions. Apart from the rise in the number of vehicles, the unnecessary use of horns is like "adding insult to injury". »
With Transport Minister K.N.Nehru recently announcing that a deadline would soon be set for all autorickshaws and taxis in the city to switchover to LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), the issue of ambi...
For people like Gaurav Kumar, parked vehicles are a nightmare. He lives right next to a multi-specialty hospital in Kilpauk. Getting in and out of his home is an ordeal. The side street on which he...
For Vinod Velayudhan, traffic signboards are an interesting medium to poke fun at the establishment. The information technology professional, who is on the road for nearly three hours every day, fo...
A detailed project report is likely to be commissioned soon to explore the feasibility of designing dedicated lanes for a Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) on a small pilot stretch of Rajiv Gandhi S...
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?