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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

Chitlapakkam Eri gets ready for desiltation

Chennai: The long-pending request of residents and welfare associations to clean the Chitlapakkam Eri at Tambaram in  the city suburb is finally being addressed. The Water Resource Department (WRD) has taken up the work to complete the work within a month. Earthmover machine is deployed to remove the hyacinth and other waste, said an Executive Engineer of WRD which comes under the Public Works Department. “The work is initiated as

Youngster in suburb aims to donate blood 100 times

Chennai: At a time there is a clarion call for people to come forward and donate blood to help those in need, here is a person from Krishna Nagar, East Tambaram, in the city suburb, who has donated blood a 100 times. Twenty-seven-year-old Vignesh Ramalingam works as a senior technician in a company that make water purifiers and is well-known as a blood donor. Narrating how he become a blood