C Shivakumar

Nine percent housing shortage stares Tamil Nadu in the face

Report by State Urban Housing and Habitat Policy says 5.37 lakh married couples living in single rooms and dilapidated houses, highlights lack of homes for needy.

21 Oct 2017

Pact soon with Japan agency to bankroll Chennai Metro Phase II

Agreement by March-April next year; project report sent to Centre; Chennai Beach to be a major hub as it will be an exchange point between suburban and MRTS

18 Oct 2017

CMDA’s Shelter Fee hits legal roadblock 

Tamil Nadu Housing secretary convened a meeting last Tuesday as the newly-introduced Shelter Fee to fund public housing projects for the urban poor is facing legal issues and causing confusion among b

18 Oct 2017

Japanese Coast Guard take up rescue operation for missing Indian sailors off  Philippines

Two patrol boats and three planes of Japanese Coast Guard are currently undertaking search and rescue operations to locate 10 Indian sailors who went missing on Friday after their cargo ship sank in t

15 Oct 2017

TN in a fix over launching PMAY as it faces fund, land crisis

The Tamil Nadu government is in a dilemma over construction of 8.30 lakh houses under PMAY r urban areas as it does not have enough funds or lands to build homes for the homeless.

15 Oct 2017

River pollution check at two spots

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has selected two sites along the banks of rivers Cauvery and Thenpennai where in sampling will be undertaken to ascertain if the two rivers are polluted before e

14 Oct 2017

Setback for TN as CPCB rejects plea on Cauvery

In a big setback for Tamil Nadu’s efforts to lend credence to its allegation that Cauvery’s water was polluted by the discharge of upstream sewage from Karnataka, the Central Pollution Control Board (

12 Oct 2017

Approval portal for building plans just a click away

From Wednesday you can submit your building plan proposals online (http://ppacmda.tn.gov.in/) for approval by Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA).

11 Oct 2017

CMDA ignores pleas for MTC maintenance yard

The blueprint for the proposed Kilambakkam bus terminus near Vandalur for south-bound buses, does not have land for Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s maintenance yard, which could create operationa

11 Oct 2017

Bot model likely for new bus terminus

Construction agency likely to run Kilambakkam terminus for cost recovery

08 Oct 2017

Carbon offset scheme to clip the wings of aviation industry

The sector in India is cautious on signing the treaty, which while aiming to curb emissions, could have a serious impact on the industry that is waiting at the cusp of a revolution

08 Oct 2017

Proposed Elevated corridor to link Chennai Bypass

The proposed elevated corridor that promises to declog the road to Chennai Airport from Chengalpattu, will be integrated with Chennai Bypass.

05 Oct 2017

Airport to Chengalpattu drive in just 30 minutes?

Chennaiites could save more than an hour of travel time if the elevated corridor project from Chennai Airport to Chengalpattu (Toll Plaza) along the Grand Southern Trunk Road (NH-45) is implemented.

05 Oct 2017

19,000 pending cases against State departments

The Court Case Monitoring System has revealed that a total of nearly 19,000 court cases are pending against departments of state government departments.

03 Oct 2017

TNRERA raises eyebrows with appointments

There are a few links in the website of Tamil Nadu Real Estate Regulatory Authority (TNRERA) that never open. Incidentally, all these dysfunctional links are under the tab “Organisation”, which must e

02 Oct 2017