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Tamil Nadu: Maduravoyal-Chennai Port elevated corridor project puts over 4,000 families at eviction risk

As the finalisation of Detailed Project Report is hardly less than two months away, officials are looking at resettling the families.

17 Feb 2018

Tamil Nadu drafts SOP to enable business projects get automatic clearances in case of delays

As per Section 12 of the Tamil Nadu Business Facilitation Act and Rule 13, five clearances are covered under the deemed approval category.

16 Feb 2018

Phase 1 of Chennai-Kanniyakumari Industrial Corridor Project requires Rs 91,000 crore

The CKIC covers 23 of the 32 districts, accounting for 64 per cent of the State’s area, 70 per cent of its total population, and 75 per cent of the State’s urban population.

15 Feb 2018

Unified transport authority in Chennai could be a reality soon

The entire transport network will be controlled by Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority Act once the CUMTA Rules 2018 are notified.

14 Feb 2018

Chennai Metro Rail to invest Rs 400 crore in second phase

The tenders will be floated to design the alignment of both elevated and underground structures as well as proposed Madhavaram depot.

13 Feb 2018

Maduravoyal-Chennai Port elevated corridor likely to be revived

Stalled for five years, project may add 11-km link to ORR for connectivity with Bengaluru

12 Feb 2018

Promotions in Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority breaking rules?

Officials elevated under draft service rules yet to be approved by the govt, planners rue

10 Feb 2018

Miraculous escape for 190 passengers in Chennai Airport after Delhi-bound Spicejet flight's tyre bursts during landing

The flight took off at 1.40 pm and the issue came to notice only after air traffic control personnel noticed hydraulic fluids on the runway.

08 Feb 2018

Fewer qualified town planners in Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority a concern

Of 232 officials in body, only 56 are qualified

08 Feb 2018

Tamil Nadu: Land, materials pose a challenge to Housing

Availability of land and building materials will be one of the biggest challenges for the state government in realizing the 2022 deadline set by the Centre to provide 8.3 lakh dwelling units to the ho

07 Feb 2018

Mega data centres coming in Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad

Singapore-based office space solutions provider Ascendas-Singbridge Group plans to invest $1 billion in five years to build large-scale data centres in Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad for which it has s

06 Feb 2018

‘Do not classify data centres under IT, ITES’

Constructing big-ticket date centres is costly business. The annual revenue growth of $700 million from 2016 to 2019 will require an investment of $1 trillion in building construction and data centre

06 Feb 2018

Tamil Nadu yet to submit action plan on housing for all

Housing dept given time till Mar 31 to submit plans under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

04 Feb 2018

Response remains poor for regularisation scheme

Having managed to get only 50,000 applications from plot holders across the State, high-level meeting called to discuss way forward

03 Feb 2018

Caution against unregistered housing projects

40 developers prevented from selling space as their projects not registered with regulatory body

01 Feb 2018