Monday, September 16, 2019

Chennai Headlines - Corporation To Shift Over 27,000 Street Vendors To New Zones

- Chennai Corporation to shift over 27,000 street vendors to new zones - Residents complain they have not been consulted

- Royapuram zone to see largest eviction - 7,373 street vendors identified - Kodambakkam 4,104 vendors - Teynampet 3,784 vendors

- Third phase of Adyar eco-restoration to begin soon - Project involves rejuvenation of a 40-km portion of the river from Thiru Vi Ka bridge to Adhanur lake

- Free coaching for Civil Judges exam to be conducted  by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)

- Vandalur Zoo a World Association of Zoos ans Aquariums (WAZA) member - The membership will provide special platform to attract talent and expertise from across the World

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Chennai Headlines - Pond At Balaji Nagar Restored - Residents Seek Street Light in KK Nagar

- Chennai residents list traffic problems in their areas to Police Commissioner - Many were unhappy that the meet was convened at a short notice

- Pond at Balaji Nagar restored - It was an initiative driven by Corporate and NGO participation - Volunteers can maintain the waterbody

- Bus commuters irked by lack of shelters at two stopovers - One is located at Sholinganallur, other at Perumbakkam

- Residents seek street lights on key road in KK Nagar - Only a section of road has been provided with LED Lights and safety facilities say residents

- Water-filling facility makes road slushy in Ashok Nagar - We choose to avoid Seventh Avenue Road as CMWSSB tankers hinder free movement of vehicles

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Chennai Headlines - Patrol Vehicles To Remove Hoardings, Banners in Chennai

- Chennai Metro Rail conducts another trail run with 2.5 minute frequency - If there are no signalling or any other train related issues, 2.5 minute frequency will be implemented

- Patrol vehicles to remove hoardings, banners in Chennai - Erecting illegal hoardings attract a jail term of one year or Rs. 5,000 fine or both

- Chief Justice Tahilramani's order disturbs hearing in Sterlite Copper Plant case - After more than 2 months of hearing, she changed composition of Division Bench

- Face recognition attendance system in two Chennai schools - Equipment has been installed on an experimental basis

- Pedestrians feel the need for bollards on Old Mahaballipuram Road OMR footpaths - Motorcyclists drive on the wide pavements

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Chennai Headlines - One-Way Traffic On RBI Subway from Saturday

- Despite ban, hoardings pose a clear and present danger - Corporation Officials, Policemen blamed for recurring incidents

- For snakes, city is not an alien habitat - The reptiles are found in commodes, two-wheelers, septic tank - 6,300 reptiles, animals and birds rescued from the city

- Uber adds safety feature to app for women commuters - The taxi aggregator earns positive reviews after conducting gender sensitisation workshops

- One-way traffic on Reserve Bank of India (RBI) subway from Saturday - The existing steel girders on the railway tracks have to be replaced due to safety concerns

- Sri Nataraja Idol retrieved from Australia reaches Tamil Nadu - Sri Nataraja Idol stolen from Kalidaikurichi is back on home turf after 37 years

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Chennai Headlines - After Decades, Government Begins Desilting Chembarambakkam Lake

- Live audio descriptions are his forte - Joel Snyder has carved a career of describing events, on television and radio, for 40 years

- After decades, government begins desilting Chembarambakkam lake - We will be able to store 536 mcft more once the exercise is completed, says official

- Massive cleanliness drive to keep railway stations, coaches spic and span - Focus on mechanised cleaning of coaches, washing of depot premises

- Non-functional street lights put Pammal residents to hardship - Officials failed to act despite numerous complaints says activist

- Two-way traffic makes a smooth return to Anna Salai - Officials yet to decide on making arrangement permanent

For more updates one can read The Hindu, Indian Express and other news media