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No roads, pavements in expanded city


When asked about pedestrian space on roads, residents of suburban Nanganallur, Ullagaram, Puzhuthivakkam, Madipakkam and Keelkattalai, areas now annexed to the city corporation, say that they have for

Third oldest railway station in country set to turn 156


While a quick glance from outside might depict a 'remote' train station, a closer study would reveal a piece of history.

The Royapuram Railway Station, the first in South India and third in the coun

Card system for autos in Central

Women hiring autorickshaws from Chennai Central during wee hours may not have to worry much about their safety or fear of fleecing. The state railway police has introduced a system to optimise passeng

TN gets cracking on new reservoirs

The state government has speeded up the augmentation of the city’s water resources.

Senior state WRO (water resource organization) officials revealed to Deccan Chronicle that tenders would be floate

Overworked loco pilots cry for relief

Are our train journeys really safe? Even loco pilots operating the trains do not hesitate to say ‘no’. They complain that pilots were being forced to work for long hours in spite of exhaustion and fat

Krishna water: Lost in transit

Andhra Pradesh (AP) farmers are stealing your insurance policy.

As per an agreement, Chennai gets 12 tmcft of Krishna water — a resource the city banks on in emergencies — from Kandaleru every year

Metro water staff escape scanner

A biometric and camera surveillance system introduced at the metro water headquarters in Chintadripet to keep tabs on errant staff in mid-2010 by then managing director Shiv Das Meena remains dysfunct

IRCTC project hits a roadblock

Lack of manpower and inadequate technical support have delayed the launch of an IRCTC project aimed at wooing corporate air passengers.

IRCTC, which launched the sale of individual air tickets throu

Tamil Nadu to seek SC cue on dam issue


With Justice A.S. Anand led Empowered Committee (EC) vindicating TN’s stand on the Mullaperiyar dam row, the state government has planned to step up its offensive shortly.

senior TN PWD (public work

Tamil Nadu team to plug Mullaperiyar holes

A team of TN public works department (PWD) engineers will visit Mullaperiyar Thursday to fill holes dug by experts to study structural safety of the dam.

Principal secretary (PWD) M. Saikumar said th

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