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Chennaiites get link road after 15 years

Chennai: If one goes by what the Corporation officials say, the link road work from Anna Main Road to Erikarai Road near Ashok Pillar in the city will be finished in a week’’s time and will be opened to motorists. ‘Final work is on to complete the construction work of the median on the 200 metre stretch. The black topping has been laid and the compound wall at the dead

LED lamps give joy to many in Chennai area

Chennai: Residents of Tenth Sector at K K Nagar in the city have a reason to rejoice as the locality glows better now. Virugambakkam MLA V N Ravi visited the area on Tuesday and inaugurated the LED lamps fixed at 63rd Street. As many as 106 lamps are to be fixed covering 12 streets (54, 55, 59 – 65) in the coming days. K K Nagar is part of Virugambakkam

Chennai cops create WhatsApp group for elderly

Chennai: Here is one more reason for senior citizens to feel safer at K K Nagar in the city as R7 Police will soon come up with an exclusive WhatsApp group for them. The announcement was made by R7 Police Inspector (L&O) M S Bhaskar during the launch of senior citizen ID book, ambulance service and doctor on call service at a function held at Golden Paradise Hall on 80

Two-wheeler ambulance delights Chennaiites

Chennai: The R7 Police is not only worried about the law and order situation in K K Nagar in the city, but it is also concerned about the health of residents. To begin with, they will provide free two-wheeler ambulance service in the locality in the coming week. The vehicle would be stationed near the police booth on 80Ft Road and Rajamannar Salai junction, during the day. “‘The service is

Sivan park in Chennai awaits restoration

Chennai: Virugambakkam MLA V N Ravi along with civic body officials visited Sivan Park, K K Nagar in the city on Wednesday to take stock of the ongoing restoration work. The park was severely damaged during Cyclone Vardah in December last, where 34 huge trees were uprooted and the compound wall at the entrance was damaged. Also, a tree fell on the skating rink, damaging the railings. The civic body

Chennai area power station serves dual purpose

Chennai: The Ashok Nagar EB office, in the city which was functioning on Anna Main Road, has moved to the new premises on P T Rajan Salai, K K Nagar, where a sub-station is located. To cater to the needs of Ashok Nagar residents, TANGEDCO constructed the a 33/11KV sub-station near R7 Police Station. The construction work was handed over to Sheem Electric Company, Maharashtra, under turnkey basis and the

Crowds throng to check out millet fest in Chennai

Chennai: ‘Nonchalant Ram’ came forward to serve the guest, to move around and to taste the millet recipe prepared. Bubbly Vinoth was all abuzz with new ideas of decoration for the cafe programme – Arvind’s Cafe – A millet feast held at Arvind Institute of Vocational Excellence, Fourth Sector, K K Nagar on 15 April. Beach umbrellas, handmade hangings, placement of tables for the cafe, encouraging his special needs friends

Zero rupee notes curb corruption in Chennai

Chennai: Here comes the 5th Pillar of support for residents of Ashok Nagar in the city. The NGO in the region touches all sections of people from school students to elders for a corruption-free India. It distributes zero rupee notes (ZRNs), a non-violent weapon of non-cooperation, among residents, who in turn are encouraged to give it to corrupt employees in government offices. ‘ “Since 2007, we have distributed around 35

Chennai cops keep check on roadside parking

Chennai: Vehicles parked on the roadside for long hours at K K Nagar in the city will now have to pay a hefty amount as fine. The R7 Police in the vicinity have started pasting stickers on such vehicles, so that it would be removed or the owners face the music. Speaking to News Today, R7 Inspector (L&O) M S Bhaskar said, “We have been receiving complaints on spare parts

Chennaiite given international award for Tamil book

Chennai: Ashok Nagar resident in the city who is also a HRD professional M Harihara Mahadevan has received ‘The Enlightenment Award’ from International Tamil University, USA, for his book ‘Num Ilakkukalai Nokki Payanippom’ at a function held at The Music Academy on 18 March. University founder, Selvin Kumar, presented the award to Mahadevan in the presence of Manimekalai Prasuram managing director Ravi Tamil Vanan, who published the book. “I look

Chennai danseuse, students to create Guinness record

Chennai: Having participating in the ‘Azhaganum Aadalum’ at Gobichettipalayam in January this year and receiving certificate for it from Asia Book of Records, K K Nagar resident Vanee Gayathri Bala, along with her students, is now all set to attempt a Guinness Book of Record, where 5,000 dancers will share a single stage on 14 April, between 4 pm and 8 pm in the city. A Bharatanatyam dancer-cum-teacher, 38-year-old Vanee,