The drive, originally started by the Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust, was taken over by the corporation last year.
The CCTV footage shows that Baskar walked towards Ganesan’s house and never returned. Ganesan is absconding, said the police.
According to metrowater status report, the physical progress of outfalls identified under Phase II was still at 99% overall.
Around 38 families of Sivabootham slum habitation in Vanagaram were relocated under the Cooum River Eco-restoration Project on Monday.
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.