Madhumitha Viswanath

Chennai water crisis: Officials plan a 300-km pipeline to Andhra's Srisailam dam

TN officials are mulling a direct pipeline to bring Krishna River water to Chennai.

21 Dec 2019

Labour commission summons CMRL, jobs of dismissed employees in uncertainty

Employees said that the management cancelled their job offers and instead outsourced contract employees in their place.

19 Dec 2019

No share-cabs, parking for users without Metro cards?

Occasional commuters miss out on last-mile connectivity facilities 

18 Dec 2019

Chennai Metro: One time users find it hard to access feeder, parking services at stations

Parking and feeder services such as share autos, share taxis, and cabs can be availed only if a passenger has purchased the card, which puts one-time commuters at disadvantage.

18 Dec 2019

Chennai’s major STPs set to expand by May 2020

Larger quantity of sewage will be treated to the desired quality before being letting out into Buckingham Canal

15 Dec 2019

Brothers up in arms to solve Chennai’s water crisis

Water crisis begins at home. How, you ask? Not turning off the water motor on time, not attending to leakages and not keeping track of water usage.

12 Dec 2019

Trucks continue to vomit raw sewage waste in Chennai suburbs

Teams deployed at various spots in Kundrathur to curb menace, say officials

08 Dec 2019

Citizens fume at crater Chennai

Municipality’s shoddy repair work haunts motorists driving on battered roads

07 Dec 2019

Lack of treatment units reason for dumping biomedical waste in open, say experts 

After repeated reports, Pollution Control Board swung into action to remove biomedical waste dumped along Kundrathur-Porur road.

04 Dec 2019

Pothole pains prolong

Despite tall promises, a year after completion of SWD work in Porur, roads have not been relaid, commuters suffer back-breaking rides

30 Nov 2019

12 yrs on, Tamil Nadu govt yet to notify the code for energy-efficient buildings

A study by WRI found that if Tamil Nadu implements the code, by 2040, 12 billion units of current or Rs 8077 crores can be saved by Tangedco.

28 Nov 2019

Chennai's largest water reservoir Chembarambakkam lake contaminated with sewage?

The growth of water hyacinth in Chembarambakkam lake indicates sewage contamination.

28 Nov 2019

Hyacinth havoc in Chennai lakes

...on Chembarambakkam lake worries experts, inlets that carry run-off water to the reservoir have become sewage carriers

28 Nov 2019

Biomedical waste found dumped by the streets in Chennai

Ten bags of used surgical gloves were recently found by Outer Ring Road at Vandalur, residents worry about health hazards and the rise of potential dumping grounds in their vicinity

27 Nov 2019

A high tension job: Meet Tangedco's superstars who work with live current

Those part of the hot-line team are trained to work on live wires, sometimes wires that carry as much as 440 Kilo Volt hovering on 120 feet tall towers.

25 Nov 2019

Damaged roads kick up the dust

Cause of health concerns for motorists as layer of dust fills city roads on rainless days

24 Nov 2019

Raw sewage dumped into Chennai lakes

Untreated sewage from Pallavaram pumping station dumped into nearby lakes

21 Nov 2019

Fear of disease outbreak as raw sewage floods lake

They alleged that untreated sewage from Pallavaram pumping station, which is supposed to go to treatment plant at Perungudi, is being dumped into nearby lakes. 

21 Nov 2019

Mystery behind parametres of Centre’s BIS tap water report

But when Express spoke to officials from BIS’s Southern Regional Office, even they were not informed about these details.

20 Nov 2019

Post rains, groundwater levels increase across Tamil Nadu

Officials said that the installation of more rainwater harvesting and recharge wells has also contributed to the rise.

14 Nov 2019

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