Bharani Colony; water-logged in the rains

The steady pre-monsoon rains have been good news all around but they also bring with them civic problems to some parts of this neighborhood. Some areas get waterlogged as son as the rains are steady. And one such colony is Bharani Colony. Located off Arcot Road in Saligramam, off the former Bharani Studios, this colony […]

Power cut today in Saligramam, Virugambakkam areas

Power will be cut in Virugambakkam and its fringe areas today ( Thursday) from 9 am to 2 pm. The areas to bear this cut include Dasaratapuram, Saligramam, 100 Ft Road in K K Nagar, Kumaran Colony, Devaraj Nagar and Arunachalam Road.

New idea to prevent silt from drains when rainwater flows in; Valasarawakkam

The Valasarawakkam zone office of Chennai Corporation is rolling out an idea which its low profile but proactive officer who heads it prhe esented to his bosses and won an award for it innovation. The plan is a simple change the zonal officer has made to the way in which rainwater harvesting wells are sunk […]

Local doctor, hospital asked to pay compensation for botched surgery

An ophthalmologist and Bharani Hospitals, Saligramam on Arcot Road were directed to pay Rs.5 lakh as compensation to a 62-year-old man who lost one of his eyes after undergoing a cataract surgery in 2005 at this hospital. This award was granted recently by the Chennai South District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum. It ruled that A. […]

Subway planned at Vadapalani

The state proposes to build a subway in Vadapalani across NSK Salai. This is among the infrastructure projects proposed for the city. The project locally hopes to give access to pedestrians at the hugely busy area around the MTC bus terminus which is a scene of chaos at most times of the day. Vadapalani is […]

Kaliamman Koil Street widening; civic body starts work

Chennai Corporation says it is starting work on broadening the busy Kaliamman Koil Street which connects Arcot Road with Koyambedu.┬áThe road is to be widened at many areas and going by what we see on this road today, a large number of encroachments will have to be removed from one end to the other. It […]

Actor fined for using domestic power line for business operations

Actor Santhanam has been severely fined by TANGEDCO for using a power connection that was for domestic use for his office and hence, for commercial use. His office is located in his bungalow. Officials who investigated the case at the actor’s house in Saligraman found that the connection was a domestic one but was used […]

Residents protest encroachments on key link road in Saligramam

Residents in the Saligramam zone around the busy Arunachalam Road say that they are appalled by the blatant encroachments on L V Prasad Road. They say that vans and other vehicles, mostly hired and used by film shooting crews are parked all along this road. Since the road serves a key link for these residents […]

Metro train runs on its first big trial

The Metro Rail line between Koyambedu and Ashok Nagar came alive on Friday when the first full trial run of the train was held. The full train ran on the line unto to the Ashok Nagar station on the over land structure, taking many people on the road by surprise and letting them know that […]

Commuters want MTC to run M bus service in inner areas of Virugambakkam

Virugambakkam residents are asking MTC (Meropolitan Transport Corporation) to explore ways to chart new routes or design routes taken by the mini buses or route M buses in this area. They cite the case of the M bus that runs on Kaliamman Koil Street linking the Koyambedu area with the Vadapalani area. Some residents in […]