Venkatesan Parthasarathy

No Railway accountability yet for amber despite missing track in Chennai

Probe in progress, says RTI response; petitioner approaches first appellant authority, hoping to bring safety under public spotlight

24 Aug 2017

Madras Day: A poetic birthday  gift to a city that’s 378 years old

Poetry is often acknowledged to be among the most powerful manifestations of literature. It is not long and meandering like how a prose can be.

23 Aug 2017

Delay in land acquisition and fund crunch stall railway projects in Tamil Nadu

Several new railway lines in the State, some of them sanctioned a decade ago, have not become a reality.

13 Aug 2017

Tambaram station leaves PwDs and older passengers stranded

Tambaram, soon to be the city’s third railway terminal after Central and Egmore, has a long way to go before being able to cater to Persons with Disabilities.

09 Aug 2017

Soon, big trucks hindering traffic to be ‘lifted’

The transport department plans to do some heavy lifting, as trucks parked along highways and posing danger to vehicles passing by, are set to be shifted to safer locations.

05 Aug 2017

Padi-Anna Nagar line to turn ICF test track

Off the railway network and neglected for nearly a decade, Anna Nagar railway station is set for a fresh lease of life.

02 Aug 2017

Trains the mode of choice for PDS rice smugglers

On July 25th, the Railway Protection Force seized around 3,300 kg of rice, supplied through Tamil Nadu’s Public Distribution System.

31 Jul 2017

78 accident zones on National Highways in Tamil Nadu

The 63 locations out of the 78 accident zones have been deemed as requiring permanent remedial measures, to reduce instances of accidents.

26 Jul 2017

Proposed almost 10 years ago, Avadi's wait for an underground drainage system continues

It has been almost a decade since an UGD system was proposed for Avadi, during the then DMK government.

19 Jul 2017

Stinking Avadi cries out for attention

Municipality produces around 130-140 tonnes of garbage every day, of which at least 45% is inorganic

19 Jul 2017

Chennai buses turn into speedbreakers

Of the roughly 3,800 total fleet strength, at least 50% of the buses are not in good condition.

18 Jul 2017

Integral Coach Factory coaches to get swanky look soon, modular toilets proposed

The dull interiors of the conventional train coaches manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory will soon get a face-lift.

15 Jul 2017

Five pedestrian subways yet to take off due to lack of bidders

The State Highways Department had planned five pedestrian subways in the city, including the aforementioned one but they are yet to take off.

08 Jul 2017

Open drains, garbage add to sanitation woes of Avadi residents

The poor sanitation presents hygiene issues to residents, some of whom claim they regularly contract fever due to the mosquito menace.

05 Jul 2017

Made in Chennai coaches for Metro Rail on the anvil

The swanky trains plying in Chennai Metro, the city’s latest mass transit system, might carry the ‘Made in Chennai’ mark in near future.

05 Jul 2017

Porur flyover puts pedestrians at risk

Reduction in traffic congestion aside, students face an onslaught of speeding vehicles while crossing road.

29 Jun 2017

Dynamic pricing fuels debate on pros and cons

On June 16, the dynamic fuel pricing system, wherein prices are revised depending on daily market conditions, came into effect.

22 Jun 2017

Seemingly harder to find than train seat

It would be fair to say a significant chunk of commuters, who use the city’s suburban rail network, are more bothered about finding a spot near the stations to park their vehicles than securing a seat

17 Jun 2017

Vehicle test to be automated?

Dispensing with current methods of evaluating vehicle fitness, based on manual inspection, the transport department plans to set up an automated centre in the State, likely in Chennai, with Central go

15 Jun 2017

Amma driver training centres soon

Drivers of government vehicles will soon receive training at special centres, to be established in three places in the state.

14 Jun 2017

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