C Shivakumar

62-km Outer Ring Road stretch to become Chennai's new commercial hub

The Outer Ring Road was developed as part of the recommendations of the first master plan for Chennai Metropolitan Area to reduce traffic congestion.

25 Jan 2022

With short-staffed CMDA, Chennai's metropolitan transport body to hire planners on contractual basis

Similarly, the town planner in CMDA does not have the expertise required on planning pertaining to the transport sector.

17 Jan 2022

CMDA skips B.Plan programme in recruiting 30 planners, sparks row

“Those with just Bachelors in Architecture or Civil Engineering (With experience in planning domain) degrees were considered eligible, but B.Plan was ignored.

16 Jan 2022

Five decades on, regional planning gets a boost in TN

Rules to prepare plans for 12 regions covering 1.36 lakh sq km notified; new body to make land and building use maps over 18 months

12 Jan 2022

Foxconn to resume TN plant ops in phases

The factory located on the outskirts of Chennai in Tamil Nadu was shut down on December 18 after workers' protests on the back of a mass-food poisoning incident at the offsite dormitory facility.

11 Jan 2022

CMDA official approaches court after two-year delay in promotion

According to information available, in the feeder cadre of assistant planner, there are 23 individuals as on date, including the official.

08 Jan 2022

After protest, Foxconn staff hesitant to return to work

The eight women, along with 151 others, were food poisoned at one of the hostels for employees at International Maritime Academy at Puduchatram in Tiruvallur district.

06 Jan 2022

Chennai airport ranked 8th in global list for on-time performance

It is the only Indian airport ranked in the top 10. The top three are Miami Airport in the United States, Fukuoka Airport and Haneda Aairport from Japan.

05 Jan 2022

Owners could trade land on floodplains for building rights

Under Telangana’s TDR policy, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has issued 807 TDR certificates worth Rs 3,095.50 crore.

04 Jan 2022

Fresh hope: Many suitors for Ford’s hand?

Workers say production activities would cease soon; US auto major may finalise settlement package for staff  

01 Jan 2022

Velachery-St Thomas Mount MRTS by 2022-end

Legal row over 431 sq m of land necessary for building the final pillar resolved

29 Dec 2021

Genetic info of Indian white shrimp decoded

Sekhar said the information will help in strategies to prevent and control the spread of the white spot syndrome affecting the shrimps.

24 Dec 2021

CMDA ignores TNPCB concern, reclassifies hazardous zone near thermal plant as residential

According to documents accessed by Express, the TNPCB has written to CMDA highlighting that expansion of ETPS would impact the residential developments.

23 Dec 2021

New scheme envisages urban poor as stakeholders

The collection, however, adds up to Rs 8.25 crore only. This means the board is short of Rs 18 crore required to maintain the tenements.

23 Dec 2021

After 15 years, short-staffed CMDA to finally recruit planners

The planners would be selected through an online written exam for 95 marks and five marks for the interview.

22 Dec 2021