Funding agencies have started work on a revised detailed project report for complete integration of the waterbodies with the network

CHENNAI: At least 17,325 houses in various parts of the city are yet to get toilet facilities.

Officials initiate steps to process at least 50 per cent of the city's 5,000 tonnes of daily garbage

Civic infrastructure worth at least Rs. 2,000 crore is estimated to be damaged due to rain in the city.

Corporation pins hopes on AMRUT to develop parks, skywalks

More funds expected from other agencies for similar works

Will have a list of low-lying areas, dilapidated buildings, ham radios

Chennai Corporation plans to commission 50,000 rainwater harvesting structures along 1,000 km of roads.

“A number of rainwater harvesting structures installed on roads in Besant Nagar and Sastri Nagar are working well. Roads with 50,000 rainwater harvesting structures at an interval of 20 metres will significantly improve groundwater level,” said an official of Chennai Corporation.

Civic body to carry out re-engineering of facilities, including stormwater drains

The Chennai Corporation is planning to carry out re-engineering of rainwater harvesting facilities in the city’s water bodies spread over an area of 426 sq. km.
A meeting to discuss steps to be taken to improve rainwater harvesting, disaster preparedness, flood mitigation and drought relief in the city was held on Tuesday.

Team of unknown persons is conducting unauthorised raids

A group of persons, which claims to be working under the direction of a Standing Committee of Chennai Corporation Council, has emerged as an obstacle to the campaign against the trade of illegal plastic bags. These persons, claiming to represent the Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare of the council, have been allegedly visiting business units involved in the trade to ‘seize illegal plastic bags.’ However, they have been permitting the trade of below-40-micron plastic bags with ‘the permission of the Committee,’ allegedly after collecting money for the same.