Nirupama Viswanathan

Houses evicted but free pass for other encroachments

Govindasamy Nagar residents out, but no action against other buildings, including substation, within the Buckingham Canal boundary line

20 May 2022

Corporation plugging holes in its coffer, drains

This shift along with streamlining private conservancy operations carried out by Urbaser Sumeet and Ramky Enviro has helped keep city streets clean.

17 May 2022

A ‘taxing’ job awaits Chennai’s postmasters

Corporation’s pilot initiative to give postmen additional responsibility of collecting taxes.

16 May 2022

TNUHDB: A starting point to leaving none behind

The urban habitat board is seeing much-needed changes, from SOPs on humane evictions to emphasis on quality of buildings

14 May 2022

Want to advertise in Chennai? Adopt public space

The firms will get one-third of the advertising space on the name boards while the rest of the space would be with the city corporation. 

13 May 2022

Aim to improve urban infra as bulk of TN lives there: KN Nehru

About 55% of Tamil Nadu’s population resides in urban areas. Based on Chief Minister MK Stalin’s instructions, we are working towards addressing the basic needs of this population.

05 May 2022

Amma canteens’ income dips in Tamil Nadu as input costs rise  

While prices of raw materials have gone up, patronage hasn’t reached pre-Covid levels 

25 Apr 2022

‘Only 1000 dog owners get mandatory license yearly’

Although it’s mandatory for residents to get a licence for their pet dogs from the corporation, on an average, only 1,000 residents register in a year.

25 Apr 2022

Stormwater drain project in Kosasthalaiyar basin resumes after redesign

“In some places, there was a discrepancy between the actual space available for construction and the space that was proposed in the initial DPR.

15 Apr 2022

150 more locations in Chennai to get public toilets

According to senior corporation officials, the toilets will have a more spacious design when compared to the existing ones and will also focus on the usability factor to encourage people.

07 Apr 2022

With new SoP, Tamil Nadu looks to make evictions humane and dignified

Houses will not be demolished until the entire settlement is relocated, and private packers and movers have been engaged to help residents move for the first time in the city.

04 Apr 2022

Instead of more flyovers, Chennai requires better transport systems: Experts

An expert from IIT-Madras who did not want to be named said in an urban setting, government agencies should consider the network impact of building a flyover along with the cost-benefit analysis.

04 Apr 2022

Star hotel owes Rs 16 crore, Chennai Corp awaits Rs 250 crore tax dues from residents

However, sources said big players, including Taj Connemara, have property tax dues worth several crores pending.

02 Apr 2022

NGT asks TN to form panel to stop sand mining in Cooum river

The Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed the Tamil Nadu chief secretary to constitute a permanent committee to curb illegal sand mining in Cooum River. 

01 Apr 2022

Drones to continue targeting mosquito larvae in waterbodies 

A recent corporation report on the impact of the pilot operation has shown that it has reduced mosquito breeding by nearly 90%, the official added. 

29 Mar 2022