Nirupama Viswanathan

On-street parking in Chennai to be extended

Buoyed by acceptance of the scheme, corpn to open up 12k spots

5 hours ago

Western side of Loop Road cleared, fish vendors dump catch on road

Fishers hold meeting, may refrain from venturing into sea in support of affected vendors

13 Apr 2023

Chennai Corporation's nursery plan gives hope to workers of TNUES

So far, only desilting of drains was being undertaken under the scheme

11 Apr 2023

Chennai's Kannagi Nagar pupils restore waterbodies

Now the lakes have walkways, and benches and officials from Chennai corporation said a proposal will be submitted to install lights around the water bodies.

03 Apr 2023

Chennai: Shenoy Nagar's Thiru Vi Ka park all set to be opened to public

The Thiru Vi Ka Park at Shenoy Nagar, which was closed for metro rail construction in 2011, will be thrown open to the public this week, according to senior corporation officials.

02 Apr 2023

Chennai corporation expects to keep revenue deficit down, focuses on education

Apart from a focus on infrastructure like roads and stormwater drains, this year education saw a significant jump in budgetary allocation with Rs 110 crore.

28 Mar 2023

2 years on, Chennai residents still dumbstruck by smart poles

These poles have alarm buttons, free wi-fi & a public address system

23 Mar 2023

Tamil Nadu to bring new legislation for SC-ST sub-plan

“While the allocation seems adequate, most of the funds are spent towards implementation of existing general schemes like the pension scheme.

21 Mar 2023

Udhaya’s stint may give sports a leg-up in budget

A dedicated centre for sports science in Chennai is likely to be set up to help improve the performance of sportspersons and minimise injury.

18 Mar 2023

Kannagi Nagar learns lessons of life by ‘heart’

A few months ago, when relentless rain was pounding the region one evening, the volunteers at the centre stood looking fixedly at the streets wondering if any kid would turn up that day.

12 Mar 2023

120 families of Chitra Nagar in no-man’s land

No word from authorities after 80 of 200 families living along Adyar banks were relocated to Athipattu last week

10 Mar 2023

A view of the city from Anna tower is just 10 days away

Entry to the tower, which was constructed in the 1960s, was closed to the public after a couple jumped to their death atop the tower in 2011.

08 Mar 2023

Civic body identifies 188 garbage hotspots across 15 zones in Chennai

Hotspots to be reviewed every 15 days; dumping of waste near these sites to attract `500 fine

06 Mar 2023

Tender norms to be revised to stop monopoly in park upkeep: Chennai councillors

The commissioner later told TNIE that a set of revised clauses for park maintenance have been submitted and is under scrutiny.

03 Mar 2023

Covid-19 adds to space crunch in Chennai's cemeteries

After surge in deaths during pandemic, graveyard caretakers in parts of city await new land allocation from the corporation.

27 Feb 2023