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Low lighting in Chennai suburb worry commuters

Chennai: Riding on arterial GST Road from the stretch between Tambaram Sanatorium and West Tambaram in the city suburb is a nightmare for motorists as there is no illumination. The Highways Department has not taken any steps to set things right. Motorists express sheer disappointment as the lampposts on the highway have remained dysfunctional for more than two months now. Prakash R, a resident of Tambaram Sanatorium, said, “The road

Infrequency of small buses in suburb worry many

Chennai: Two MTC small buses (Route number S8 and S3) that ply near Tambaram in the city suburb are causing inconvenience to regular commuters especially residents of Chitlapakkam. Route number S8 bus running from Tambaram railway station to Hastinapuram via Chitlapakkam Main Road and route number S3 that connects Madambakkam and Chrompet are of no use to daily commuters due to three reasons – poor frequency, unplanned connectivity and crowd.

Society comes first for Chennai suburban resident

Chennai: For us, family comes first among priorities. But for R Balachandar, a resident of Jothi Nagar, Chitlapakkam, in the city suburb, society comes first. The 28-year-old cab driver is a prominent person in the locality, known for his generosity in serving the public. From volunteering during floods to registering complaints on civic issues, he has taken up many initiatives – both on civic and environmental fronts. He has lodged

Tambaram railway ground is a delight for residents

Chennai: Residents of Tambaram in the city suburb are fortunate as they have one of the biggest grounds in Chennai. The Tambaram Railway Ground situated at East Tambaram near the Tambaram Railway Station in the locality is maintained by Southern Railway authorities. The five-decade-old ground is spread across 800 metres in a circular shape. Several youngsters play football, cricket and volleyball and the ground has an indoor court – Southern

Chennai girl awes with her boxing skills

Chennai: “I always get to hear this question: Why boxing? May be because, I am a girl. Well, this is the only venue, where I can beat somebody and not get into any trouble,’” grins A Pavithra, a resident of Aadhanoor, who is being trained at Railway Institute Tambaram Boxing Club, located at Railway Ground, East Tambaram. A class 8 student of Adi Dravida Higher Secondary School, she is a

Bus facilities in Chennai suburb need attention

Chennai: Here is yet another issue cropping up in the Chitlapakkam area near Tambaram in the city suburb. The main road has a bus shelter that is of no use. Soundaryamma was happy when the Chitlapakkam Kalam bus shelter was opened on Chitlapakkam Road. However, her happiness was short-lived as she was forced to stand outside the bus shelter. When asked for the reason, the sexagenarian pointed to the authorities