Nirupama Viswanathan

Resettled families paid ‘monthly’ subsistence once in 6 months?

This forces them to travel 25.4 km to reach the specific branch and receive their allowances and even to check if the amount has been credited to their accounts. 

10 Dec 2018

Cooum River Restoration Project: Left in a limbo, without a roof

0ver  50 families are left waiting in rain and sun at Navalar Nedunchezhian Nagar as officials check the veracity of their claims of being entitled to a house at their own pace.

08 Dec 2018

Vendors of NSC Bose road play cat and mouse game with Chennai Corporation officials

It has become a routine on NSC Bose road that twice or thrice everyday, corporation authorities chase off fruit vendors, leaving them to pack up their crates and make a run for it.

03 Dec 2018

Chennai: On road to nowhere

Corporation authorities have made it plainly clear that once the eight zones are privatised, the staff are left to their own devices to find work with the private sanitary operators.

02 Dec 2018

Chennai families resist mid-year eviction

The 421 families set to be evicted from Navalar Nedunchezhian Nagar at Chintadripet, have made it clear that they are not against evictions.

29 Nov 2018

Leaky ceilings plague new blocks in Perumbakkam resettlement colony

Barely four months after Karlina and Bhaskar M moved into their ‘new’ house in Perumbakkam from their earlier settlement in Chintadripet, they noticed the ceiling leaking.

26 Nov 2018

Supply of poor-quality water adds to locals’ woes at Chennai's Kannagi Nagar

For her family of four, whose monthly income stands at Rs 6500, four cans a week, costing Rs 30 each is an expense that could be avoided. 

16 Nov 2018

Work order dates changed on project notice, say Chitlapakkam residents

When contacted, panchayat officials said there were no doubts on the issue of the work order for the tenders floated in August. 

12 Nov 2018

Work order dates changed on project notice, say Chitlapakkam residents

When contacted, panchayat officials said there were no doubts on the issue of the work order for the tenders floated in August. 

12 Nov 2018

Chitlapakkam dump yard cleared, only to get more waste

A minimum of ten trucks were put to work to transport the garbage from the dump yard, to be converted later to a scientific landfill.

10 Nov 2018

Loss of pets and cattle takes huge toll on Perumbakkam residents

Without a secure shed for cattle, residents who are already struggling to find viable jobs after being resettled, are increasingly forced to give them up. 

28 Oct 2018

Relatives of sewer death victims pour out tales of grief at protest meet

The lines of the play, like its characters, were rooted in people who lost their loved ones to manual scavenging.

25 Oct 2018

Irked Chitlapakkam residents raise alarm over tender process to construct storm drains

Chitlapakkam panchayat had floated tenders to construct stormwater drains by cut-and-cover method, in seven localities at Chitlapakkam, at a cost of 5 crore.

20 Oct 2018

Besant Nagar Residents oppose Greater Chennai Corporation's footpath widening drive

Some residents in the posh Besant Nagar area have intervened in the footpath widening project taken up by the Greater Chennai Corporation.

20 Oct 2018