S. Sasidharan

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Koyambedu no more crowded


It was a never-like-this-before sight on Deepavali eve at Koyambedu bus terminus, Asia’s largest, with fewer crowds.

Unlike the previous seasons, the state transport authorities had operated 2,890 s

Board set up to give boost to infrastructure

In an attempt to give a fillip to infrastructure facilities in the state and expedite the infrastructure projects, the state government has constituted the Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Deve­lo­pment Boar

30% increase in price of fireworks

Firecrackers have become a precious commodity this Deepavali with prices of crackers that used to rise by five to ten per cent every year skyrocketing by around 30 per cent this year.

Furthermore, su

TV viewing may cost more in Chennai

In a move that could be termed completely contrary to what the state government is trying to achieve bring down the monthly subscription fee for cable TV services by launching Arasu Cable TV Ltd, the

Monsoon fear haunts Chennai


People of Perambur, the gateway to North Chennai, who have had to put up with bad roads since the last monsoon, which left them severely damaged, are now worried the coming northeast monsoon could wo

Poor infra bugs suburbs


Medavakkam has witnessed a real-estate boom in recent years with residential apartment blocks and individual houses mushrooming in the locality.

However, residents of the fast-growing Chennai suburb

Architects solve CMDA puzzles


The office of the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) in Egmore has virtually turned into a classroom for scores of licensed architects and draughtsmen in the city over the past few week

Monorail work to begin by early 2013

The New Year might just bring some hope for Chennaiites who are grappling with acute shortage of public transport.

The ambitious Monorail project for the city seems to have crossed a final hurdle in

Widened road fenced


Road users of Ayanavaram find a move by the corporation baffling. First, the civic body spent nearly Rs 1 crore over five years in widening the arterial water tank road in Ayanavaram connecting Medava

Work on exclusive corridor for buses gathers speed


Soon, travelling in MTC buses on a few stretches in Chennai city would be a delight for commuters, as the bus carrying them would zoom past SUVs and sedans plying on other lanes with ease.

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