Samuel Merigala

Rs 3 Lakh electricity bills dues likely to halt pedestrian overbridge escalator at Chromepet

Sixty-five year-old Murali Krishnan uses the escalator to access the pedestrian overbridge at Chromepet to cross the GST Road, but soon he might have to use the stairs and strain his legs.

17 hours ago

Chennai corporation completes essential parts of Nandambakkam Canal restoration

According to engineers on site, most sections of the canal have been deepened to a depth of 12 feet and widened to 15-20 feet depending on the locations.

10 Nov 2018

Pallavaram civic body charges for drainage sans connection, residents miffed

The Municipality provided UGD for the neighbouring localities in 2014, four years after the apartment’s developer paid UGD charges while seeking approval.

01 Nov 2018

MEPZ waste pollutes Thiruneermalai lake in Chennai

Locals allege that the water quality has slowly deteriorated ever since the special economic zone was established in 1984 and has reached a point where it is unfit for even domestic use.

30 Oct 2018

Pallavaram civic body’s road plan triggers flood fears

The residents fear that the road will further shrink the canal and increase inundation during monsoons. Presently, the 15-feet canal has been reduced to three feet in most areas.

29 Oct 2018

Hero’s welcome for jailed activists at Chennai's Chitlapakkam

Kumarasubramaniam and Balachander were released from Central Prison, Puzhal, on conditional bail earlier that morning after spending five nights.

27 Oct 2018

Chennai Corporation and Public Works Department issue two separate tenders for same project 

It is learned that the 1,000-metre-stretch the Corporation has begun work on is part of the PWD’s project that it had issued tender for.

25 Oct 2018

Activists slam arrest of Chitlapakkam residents

The district Collector P Ponniah was not available for comment despite multiple attempts by Express to reach him. 

22 Oct 2018

Isolation the best way to deal with ‘unwelcome’ guests during monsoon: Expert

Monsoon flushes out snakes from their waterlogged hideouts in the city, increasing chances of your running into these creatures.

22 Oct 2018

Two arrested in Chennai as residents face off against Town Panchayat officials

An engineer is alleged to have snatched the phone of a resident who was videographing the confrontation.

21 Oct 2018

Swachhata App snag halts Chennai Corporation’s effort to improve ranking

Citizen feedback accounts for 25 per cent of the total 5,000 ranking points and proper redressal of complaints through Swachhata App accounts for 100 points.

18 Oct 2018

This hospital in Chennai's Tambaram has no doctors for even minor surgeries

 Twenty-three year old Priya (name changed) was taken to Government Hospital, Tambaram with a stomach ache in September.

15 Oct 2018

'Trash mafia’ issues threats to woman running zero-waste management operation

The police-brokered peace and obtained letters of apology from the perpetrators, but did not file an FIR.

12 Oct 2018

Mud road across Adyar river near Tambaram raises flood risk

This road poses a serious flood risk to residents of Varadharajapuram, a residential colony badly hit by 2015 floods.

08 Oct 2018

Chennai: Panic buttons in all public buses to combat harassment

The funds will also be used to increase women police patrols in the Chennai and also provide restrooms for women police.

04 Oct 2018