Conservancy operations in 88 sq km of the expanded city will be entrusted to a private operator by the Chennai Corporation.

The civic body on Thursday invited bids for selection of the operator for collection, segregation, transportation and disposal of garbage in the proposed new zones of Teynampet (Zone IX), Kodambakkam (Zone X) and Adyar (Zone XIII).

Polluted stretches of the coastal belt between Pulicat and Kanyakumari, including major tourist destinations along the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast will be cleaned on September 3 as part of the International Coastal Clean-up Day.

It is expected to decongest traffic during rush hour on Thiru Vi Ka Bridge
CHENNAI: Construction of a three-lane bridge adjacent to the Thiru Vi Ka Bridge across the Adyar river is expected to be completed in a year.

Of 650 extant two decades ago, only a fraction remains; water shortages, flooding a direct consequence
CHENNAI: About two decades ago, a research project by the Centre for Environmental and Water Resource Engineering, IIT Madras estimated that about 650 waterbodies existed in the Chennai region.

More than half of them were located south of River Adyar.

CHENNAI: The best way to bid adieu to tobacco is perhaps to ensure that those who give it up are rewarded.

At Abirami Mall, five volunteers who offered to quit smoking on Sunday received free entry to one of its popular entertainment stalls.

The mall's executive director Nallammai Ramanathan said the free entry was a reward for the young volunteers' decision to shun cigarettes.

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B. Aravind Kumar

Chennai: The master plan for eco-restoration of the Adyar estuary is ready and work is expected to begin in a month.

Deepa H Ramakrishnan and K. Lakshmi

PREPARATORY WORK: Stormwater drains on Pantheon road being attended to .

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Limited has awarded the contract to Wilbur Smith Associates for preparing a feasibility report for the four circular bus corridors in Chennai and the detailed project report for the first leg of this Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS), which starts from Adyar and extends up to Porur through Ramavaram.
One among three bidders

CHENNAI: The dumping of untreated waste

THE Madras High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the State Government on a public interest writ petition that sought to put the administration on the mat for releasing untreated sewage water directly or indirectly into the city's waterways. Petitioner V Ravichandran, founder-chairman of an NGO, Cit izens Guardians, alleged that the government was not implementing the Chennai City River Conservation Project in its letter and spirit. A vacation bench comprising justices G Rajasuria and M Sathyanarayanan ordered notice to the authorities concerned, returnable in four weeks.