In six months, Chennai Metro Rail may have its first solar power generation facilities with a production capacity of 1MW.

Three months after the launch of the Chennai Metro Rail service between Koyambedu and Alandur, officials are now looking at the possibility of tapping solar energy.

11 acre-plot in Pazhavanthangal was used as a dumpyard for over three decades

Over 11 acres of Defence Ministry land at Pazhavanthangal lies as an abandoned dumpyard. For more than three decades now, the ministry’s land maintained by the St. Thomas Mount-cum-Pallavaram Cantonment Board had been used for dumping garbage collected from adjoining residential areas. When the board began to dispose waste in the land, the area hardly housed any residents; but in the last 15 years the population has grown to a large number.