Cooum River

No lifeline for Cooum boating jetties in restoration plan

It is reliably learnt that no funds have been allocated for the preservation or restoration of these jetties, at least in the ongoing phase of the restoration project.

published on : 22nd May 2019

For Cooum: Langs garden park built, removed

The Langs garden park was constructed after evicting and relocating close to 500 families who had lived on the banks of the river.

published on : 9th May 2019

Repair of crucial Korattur check-dam put on backburner for almost a year

Though the city’s four reservoirs will go bereft of water by this month end, this is the apt time for the State government to improve the conditions of such tanks for future rains.

published on : 8th May 2019

Clean Cooum dying slowly

In Anaikattucheri, through which the river once flowed, sand mining has taken huge toll.

published on : 29th April 2019

Five months on, seven shops still stand at Greams Road in Chennai

Officials said that the shops were spared as they moved court when the eviction drive along Cooum began.

published on : 13th April 2019

Riverfront development proposal in Chennai slammed

The plan involved the construction of11 maintenance ways, 22 walkways, 17 cycle tracks and 24 parks after displacing thousands of slum dwellers under disaster management.

published on : 11th April 2019

Madras HC stay on Rs 100 crore fine levied by NGT on water bodies' restoration

The judges also issued notices to NGT and to Jawahar Shanmugam, a social activist, one of the petitioners, who had obtained the orders from NGT.

published on : 10th April 2019

Filmmaker kills wife, chops up her body and disposes it in dustbins, Cooum River

In November 2018, Sandhya had approached an All-Woman Police Station in Thoothukudi to file a domestic violence complaint against her husband, Balakrishnan.

published on : 7th February 2019

Chennai: Two more dead dogs found in Cooum river

The carcasses were sent to the Madras Veterinary College in Vepery for post-mortem after informing the local police.

published on : 15th December 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.

published on : 8th December 2018

State Human Rights Commission seeks report on families evicted under Integrated Cooum River Eco-Restoration Plan

The commission has given four weeks’ time to the Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development to submit the report. 

published on : 9th October 2018