Madhumitha Viswanath

Chennai Corporation's strong social media presence offers timely help during lockdown

Even if those in distress do not come under corporation limits, social media team members coordinate with local body officials who in turn send help.

16 Apr 2020

COVID19: Restrictions leave civilians living inside OTA in Chennai without bare essentials

However, An official from OTA told Express that they were not aware of this matter and would check at the earliest.

15 Apr 2020

Scarcity of masks puts water lorry crew at risk

The main issue is, according to some residents, lack of protective gear for lorry crew who have to interact with residents of multiple localities.

13 Apr 2020

Beware, criminals posing as health staff on the prowl

The lockdown has affected everyone. It has hurt economy and employment hard. And, the list includes those walking on the dark side.

12 Apr 2020

COVID-19: How Chennai's suburbs are fighting hard to keep virus at bay

Disinfecting streets,distributing veggie bags, and conducting frequent health checks — three city municipalities have stepped up measures to keep their wards safe

09 Apr 2020

Modi’s call to ‘dispel darkness’ has electricity engineers worried

They were asked to be present in their respective headquarters from 8pm to 10.30pm on Sunday and keep an eye on essential equipment like capacitor banks.

05 Apr 2020

TN power sector gears up for 9-minute lights off moment, experts strike note of caution

Though nine minutes might seem like a short period, abrupt shutting off of lights can drastically disturb the supply-demand power equation and affect the distribution process in future, said experts

04 Apr 2020

Metro water to increase supply to 830 MLD soon

With peak summer around the corner, Metro Water is likely to increase water supply to the usual 830 MLD within a month, said highly placed sources. 

01 Apr 2020

Home (not) alone

Including subjects in everyday routine, making activity charts, taking care of pets — parents have come up with interesing ways to keep their children engaged during lockdown

01 Apr 2020

Chennai cops harass, beat up residents stepping out to buy groceries amid COVID-19 lockdown

Several Chennai residents complained that they were given an earful and in some cases even hit by the police for stepping out to buy groceries, medicines and other essentials.

26 Mar 2020

Would you drink water from your tap?

Residents in several TN cities trust packaged water over State-supplied water due to poor quality & taste. The exceptions to the rule lie in the west 

22 Mar 2020

‘Untimely’ shutdown of desal plant irks South Chennai residents 

Metro Water takes up 15-day maintenance; residents call it ill-timed citing high water demand due to work from home and school closure

18 Mar 2020

Kasimedu loses its cool

Garbage continues to be dumped at the fish market near the harbour; officials play the blame game

14 Mar 2020

Coming, plans to spruce up two quarries for augmenting Chennai water supply this summer

"We need a storage facility to securely keep the 450 Hp pumps. Pipes from the quarries to Chembarambakkam treatment facility need to secured too to prevent leakage.

11 Mar 2020

Sipcot coming up with water sustainability plan

With an eye to protect groundwater sources, the Sipcot Industries in collaboration with IIT-Madras and Metro Water is putting up a water sustainability plan for 15 years.

04 Mar 2020

Porur lake gets filthier, residents’ request to desilt stuck in red tape

WRD officials say non-cooperation and inaction from panchayat worsening the situation

14 Feb 2020

Metro Water one step closer to green energy

In a major effort to completely switch to renewable energy, the Chennai Metro Water Board will set up a one mega watt (MW) solar plant at Chembarambakkam water treatment plant soon.

14 Feb 2020

A fight to save ‘Vannan Kulam’ from intrusion

Residents of BR Nagar in Ambattur have been fighting to save a waterbody, Vannan Kulam, from being encroached upon.

13 Feb 2020

Grey areas in groundwater act slows down license process for private water tankers in Chennai

70% of groundwater that is extracted for the city’s consumption comes from surrounding villages; a legal challenge

12 Feb 2020

Tamil Nadu farmer restores lake in memory of his deceased mother

Keeping in mind his mother's contribution as a midwife of the village and the current water scarcity prevalent in the state, Karunakaran took up the rejuvenation of this waterbody.

12 Feb 2020

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