A permanent path for the disabled set up at the Marina Beach in Chennai
As a solution to the years of struggle of the disabled to access the Marina Beach, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has established a permanent pathway. The route was inaugurated on November 27 by Triplicane MLA Udhayanidhi Stalin.
The ramp, which is 263m long and three meters wide, is made of babool, red maranti and Brazilian wood at a cost of Rs 1.14 crore. While access points for easier entry and exit are planned every 10 m, the viewing point is placed 10 m from the sea.
Source: The Times of India | DT Next
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CMDA approves reclassification of Nandambakkam land
Six acres of land in Nandambakkam, designated as part of the Adyar River, has been approved for reclassification as a residential and institutional area. The rezoning was approved by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA). The land was designated as part of a water body in the second master plan. For the last 17 years, attempts have been made to requalify the land.
Protracted attempts to redevelop the land were thwarted by protests from non-governmental organizations against the move. NGOs questioned the claims of the private party requesting the reclassification and the revenue records submitted to support the claim.
Source: New Indian Express
Kodungaiyur landfill will soon be bio-mined
According to a detailed feasibility report submitted to Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Limited (TNUIFSL), the Greater Chennai Corporation has sought administrative sanction from the state government to acquire 252 acres of land in Kodungaiyur at an estimated cost of Rs 640 crore
66.52 lakh old solid waste has accumulated in the landfill. The project will be implemented in six sections. While 25% of the estimated cost of the project would be borne by the Union Government under the Swacch Bharat 2.0 Mission, the State Government will bear 16% of the cost and the Chennai Corporation will bear the remaining cost through its revenue and external funding for the project period. two years.
Source: The Times of India | New Indian Express
Water samples in Chennai can now be tested at Metrowater’s new lab
The recently opened Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) laboratory has the capacity to test the quality of about 600 water samples per day. The lab would allow residents of Chennai to send samples for testing. It cost 7 million rupees to set up the laboratory.
An amount of Rs 75 will be charged for testing water samples from households and Rs 200 for each sample from residences, commercial establishments, open wells and boreholes. The laboratory also has options for testing the quality of treated sewage discharged from sewage treatment plants.
Source: The Hindu
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A section of the Perambur Barracks road in the caves
To the shock of many commuters, a portion of the road leading to Perambur barracks near Astabujam junction collapsed on November 26, causing traffic jams. Officials later determined that the intrusion was caused by damage to the subway’s underground water main.
According to news reports, the civic body will re-lay the road once the metro water workers finish repairing the pipeline. In order to prevent traffic jams, traffic was arranged in the meantime.
Source: New Indian Express
[Compiled by Shobana Radhakrishnan]