S Ben Raja

'Learn the wild before trekking'

Chennai: The gruesome incident of a forest fire killing 11 trekkers at Kurangani hills in Theni district has raised serious questions when it comes to their safety. Sunday’s incident has turned out to be black mark for the trekking community especially those who are passionate in such adventure sports. But a geographist says trekking is as safe as any other sport if people understand the basics. Speaking to News Today,

One -way route roads misused by commuters

Chennai: As most of the roads in Nanganallur and Pazhavanthangal in the city have one-way traffic without police monitoring, vehicles continue to misuse them by driving in the wrong direction. This has led to the place becoming unsafe for motorists and pedestrians who follow traffic rules. Vehicles can be seen negotiating each other at tight corners. Residents have requested Chennai Traffic Police to place barricades to prevent mishaps. A resident

Change of premise worry suburban residents

Chennai: Residents of South BV Nagar and the surrounding areas of Nanganallur in the city suburb are not happy with the authorities shifting Aavin milk booth from their locality to Thillai Ganga Nagar. They said such a move has created hassles for them as they need to travel a little longer to pay for their milk packet subscription. A resident of South BV Nagar, B Jayaram Rao, was one to

Mercedes Benz GLA - performance meets luxury

  Gone are the days when hatchbacks and crossovers were only for those who couldn’t afford a premium car. Now, they are in almost all segments from premium to even luxury vehicles. Their small profile without compromising on performance when compared to others is what is helping them win customers, especially enthusiasts. Among the crowd of hatchbacks in India, Mercedes Benz GLA stands tall. Being one of the luxurious offerings

India's damaged trains to get renovated

Chennai: In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Indian Railways has started renovating the damaged and worn out coaches of all second-level trains. The work started after the high-level Railway Board meeting, which held in New Delhi recently, implemented the second phase of ‘Project Swarna’. With this move, all the damaged coaches irrespective of their class will soon get a new lease of life and will be offering commuters a better travelling experience.

Metro rail to ply every five minutes from Alandur

Chennai: Good times ahead for those living in Alandur, Nanganallur and the surrounding areas as they will soon have a Metro Rail every five minutes from Alandur station during peak hours. Residents are likely to get this improved service from 14 April itself, say sources from Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL). Once implemented, these localities will become one of the fastest accessible ones in the city. Sources said the fourth