M P Jesu Priya

Silt on footpath in Chennai area needs attention

Chennai: The Highways Department spent huge money to lay the footpath along Inner Ring Road, connecting Vanuvampet junction with Velacheri MRTS station in the city. Recently, civic workers who desilted Veerangal Odai, dumped silt on this footpath. Workers who cleared the canal, which runs parallel to Inner Ring Road, did not bother to clean the waste after the work. RESIDENT’s’ VOICE “A lot of silt has been removed and carelessly

Water woes worry residents in Chennai area

Chennai: Residents of Velacheri Main Road in the city faced difficult times due to a water leak in the area until last week. A pipeline, which supplied drinking water, broke and led to spillage. People said officials did not take immediate action to fix it and let the water go waste for nearly a month. Last week, after repeated complaints from residents, officials took steps to solve this issue. A

Work on double flyover in Chennai area resumes

Chennai: The upcoming double-decker flyover at Vijayanagar junction in Velacheri in the city is expected to be completed in a year’s time. The construction work was stopped a few months back, much to the worry of commuters. However now, things are back to normal. ‘We have been given a time frame to complete the work,’ officials say. This flyover connects Taramani Road to Velacheri Bypass Road. The first level will

Tweens, teens get caught in the web of Internet

Chennai: One of the major problems today among youngsters is cyber bullying. The availability of unlimited access to Internet and social media by service providers leads youngsters to search for company on social media. This turns into online relationships and sharing improper images. And when an image of one’s self is shared in digital medium, that poses a grave threat to the person’s privacy. Prakash (name changed), one of the

Arterial Chennai area needs maintenance

Chennai: One of the important places in Chennai is Velacheri where one can spot popular malls, educational institutions, IT offices and a variety of fine dining options. However, the locality, despite its rapid development, lacks a basic facility – a proper drainage system. A week ago, Velacheri Main Road in the locality turned into a cesspool as sewage started overflowing. Residents living in the vicinity had to traverse through this

Chennaiite writes 8 books on national leaders

Chennai: “The impact of movies on youngsters is very high. They only know about reel hero rather than real ones,’” says A Selvamani, an author from Velacheri. This 45-year-old, who is employed at a private hospital, has penned several books on freedom fighters and national leaders. Speaking to News Today, Selvamani says, “Movies play a vital role in youngster’s life. They seem to know more about theaters and parks than