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Free bus rides will empower women: TN Transport Minister SS Sivasankar

The free bus ride scheme has liberated women from the clutches of poverty and deprivation, says Transport Minister S S Sivasankar in an exclusive chat with TNIE.

12 May 2022

Allow us to book tickets for kids under age of five: Parents to Tamil Nadu transport department

While the top officials maintained that a G.O for implementing the announcement is yet to be released, the move is expected to prevent the booking of tickets for children between three and four years.

09 May 2022

Our new road scheme will be game changer: TN Highways Minister EV Velu

State Highways Minister EV Velu says the Chief Minister’s Road Development Programme (CMRDP) will be a game changer in improving road infrastructure in Tamil Nadu.

04 May 2022

DVAC begins probe into dairy dept’s 236 ‘illegal appointments’ 

The department conducted the probe in July 2021 following complaints about unqualified candidates being given jobs. 

27 Apr 2022

Train crash: Loco pilot failed to apply brakes, say police

A day after a 12-car suburban train crashed into the buffer at the dead-end of platform one at Chennai Beach Station, the government railway police (GRP) booked the loco pilot shunter, Shankar.

26 Apr 2022

Local train in Tamil Nadu crashes into platform 

According to government railway police (GRP), the accident was a result of brake failure caused by power disruption on the train.  

25 Apr 2022

Ola, Uber hike auto rates; TN forms panel after Madras HC nudge

These companies have promised to increase taxi charges by 10-14%, say drivers, attributing the promise to protests they staged.

22 Apr 2022

DMK govt suspends aseel bird, milch cow schemes, tightens norms for free goats

The Tamil Nadu government is suspending its schemes to distribute milch cows and aseel birds for free in 2022.

21 Apr 2022

TN forms agency to handle land acquisition

The Tamil Nadu government has established a Land Acquisition Agency of Tamil Nadu (LAATAN) in an effort to expedite land acquisition works for all infrastructure projects in the State. 

19 Apr 2022

Chennai to scale new heights with 9 new flyovers worth Rs 2,000 crores

With all projects set to begin this year, commuters complain that construction will cause congestion, cite need for well-planned approach

18 Apr 2022

Eight TN transport corporations bleed Rs 500 crore monthly

Due to soaring diesel prices and other reasons, the State transport corporations have been collectively incurring a loss of more than Rs 500 crore per month over the past few months. 

16 Apr 2022

Address change on driving licence made seamless in TN

Aadhaar-authenticated process does away with need for people to visit road transport offices

13 Apr 2022

Trains to Theni to become reality again after 11 yrs

Madurai-Theni broad gauge line is likely to be inaugurated on April 14 on the occasion of Tamil New Year.

11 Apr 2022

19,000 litre of bad milk distributed in Tamil Nadu's Krishnagiri district, 10 Aavin staff face probe

The contract of a truck, engaged for distributing milk, was also cancelled after it was found smuggling milk from a dairy unit in Madurai.

07 Apr 2022

Chennai's Integral Coach Factory catches up with 3,100 rake target

According to officials, 109 coaches - 83 mainline coaches and 26 for air-conditioned DEMU coaches - produced by the ICF during 2021-22 were exported to Sri Lanka.

06 Apr 2022