Ad Here  
August
September
October
November
December
January
 
 
Keep in touch, anytime anywhere Chennai airport to become solar-powered Water woes A new technique to treat dry sewage Missing, but not missing the top spot Water wars begin Maruti Suzuki wins NIQR award Frontier Mediville attracts Japanese investments Boozing and driving Read before you buy... City Corner - Chennai India’s first online-only bicycle brand Chennaites lose 7 crore to debit card frauds When Marina became the Tahrir Square The sweet tooth of the city I know nothing else but cinema... India’s first 3D Museum Need for an integrated approach to medicine Cricket comes calling to Chennai A sweet marketing splash by Pattappas The 20-year itch of Hindujas ends Perplexing communications Talk your way and land in a job Technologists to rescue Coimbatore backs up for Chennai Education a cause of concern He made Ranganathan Street so crowded... A budget that butted into deficit Yes, you are safe! The auto gets a remake The sunshine and the shadow side of this digital era The worst is yet to come Yamaha in the news Overflowing garbage Mexico opens Consulate in Chennai Chennai to Bengaluru as quick as pizza delivery Book your water tanker Chennai Metro looking for revival An industry institution link… Building highs and lows Indian media-operators of democracy Self-sufficiency in dredging... Black outs will be knocked out Two friends trigger a change North Chennai booms Chennai Silks in flames Is Chennai now the accident capital? Technology handshakes with sanitation Safe Trac-keeps track on your safety Chennai soon to get an Aerospace Park Presto! Bravo! Pocket Therapist finds mention in Forbes Chennai gets its Imax Force Motors’ two new SUVs Online approval of layout plans Murugappas-focus on consolidation Ennore Port excels Thrills for the holiday season A skinny affair International conference on saving energy, environment Sathyabhamasat propels ahead When Chennai became Venice Car-free Bessy Doing business is not so easy in Chennai Chennai teachers rank low The curious case of Evgenii Berdnikov Indian of the Year Nilam threatens the city A praiseworthy peer recognition Prithika Yashini takes charge... Outlays and outcome – the long gap Vanakkam Chennaiyin FC City Corner-June The underground don zips through Working space for women by woman Must visit of 2014 Tambaram tracks…. State VAT leads to inflation: a study City Corner Kollywood’s Mahabharatha Metro chugs through the city A feast for book worms Arnold visits Chennai Reality Check SGRI – a global research centre for building materials Chennai, the noisiest city Chevrolet Sail U-VA Launched City Corner When the crowd will miss the roar Medical miracle! Hawker’s paradise gets a permanent place Million landmark and Rs. 200 crore influx by Yamaha Apollo targets a third of CV tyre market It is not only your noodle... Planning the right energy Colourful welcome at the Saidapet station Green energy, not really green? The sweet killer It’s so cool! 60 years of cultural and economic ties Meters return to the metro Star studded city Aviation sector to grow three times... CMRL takes off till airport Realty bytes Raj Bhavan opened the gates for public How to roast 45 human beings alive From trash land to tourist spot Tamil Nadu Premier League launched TTV stumps all Metro chugs the green way Engineering colleges lose lustre 377 yet young Hey Chitti! please take my order Know the start-ups in the city Google street view’s India competitor This dabba has a cure for all your ailments Paranjoy on crony capitalism Bewailing monsoons the new fad K7’s Entrepreneurial Odyssey Metro mania
 
City Corner

Chennai-the best habitat

VANAKKAM, do you see the Central railway station, the LIC building and Marina beach, and then you are in the best city of the country. Yes, Chennai has bagged the best city award at the India Today Best City Awards. In the backdrop of a survey done in 50 cities and also on the governmental data; the India Today team have ranked cities on various categories like housing and transport, entertainment, education, environment, crime and safety, public services, healthcare, economy and investment… Chennai topped the list with an index of 0.73, followed by Chandigarh, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Shimla.

The city is rated to have good quality of classrooms, expenditure on education, lower crime rates, good economic growth and investments. Though Chennai boasts of being the health care capital of the country, Howrah leads in health care, in access to doctors covering people from all economic sections.  At the inaugural of the awards, Aroon Purie, Editor-in-Chief of India Today, pointed to the growing rural population and the imperative need to address various demands of power and infrastructure. The city should focus on these to stay in the race.


Sea water turns sweet

WATER, water everywhere and not a drop to drink! This was the woe of Chennaites during summer. This summer will turn sweeter and better with the new desalination facility inaugurated by the Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Constructed by the Chennai based V A Tech Wabag at Nemmeli on the ECR, the plant had cost Rs 871.24 crore. The first desalination plant was set up at Minjur in north Chennai. The Nemmeli desalination plant boasts of compact and faster treatment compared to the Minjur plant. Almost 265 million litres of water are drawn through pipelines constructed by L&T. The waste water is disposed through a 740-metre-long pipeline at a depth of 8 m below sea level. The plant produces 100 million litres per day benefitting residents of Velachery, Pallipattu, Thiruvanmiyur and the localities along the IT corridor.
 

A greener, cleaner, safer vision

 

A LIST of 126 proposals marked the budget of the Chennai Corporation for 2013-14. The focus being on cleaner and greener Chennai, the budget has plans to address the growing demands of the metro. The budget estimates are Rs 3629.4 crore in revenue and Rs 3630.5 crore of expenditure.

Urban congestion and traffic have made commuting difficult and the corporation has set apart Rs 990 crore to address this with multi level car parks, flyovers, better roads and linkages. On international standards, the roads and public furniture are to be cleaned with soap. The budget had shown an increased interest to encourage pedestrians. Pedestrian plazas at T. Nagar, Chepauk and Mylapore, bicycle tracks and better pavements are planned. Catching with the pulse of growing health awareness, corporation has on its cards, 100 new parks and better pathways along beaches. 


Education has always played an integral part of the budget. To kindle the interest of science and to enhance the quality of students, the Corporation plans to hold science exhibitions throughout the year.
Chennai beautification has always meant beautifying the already beautiful Marina. And so this budget also follows the custom with funds allocated to beach upliftment and plans for a musical fountain at Marina. Perhaps the Corporation should focus on improving waterways which in turn contemplates with the theme of a cleaner and greener Chennai. 


Chennaites complain about various unfinished projects. With more proposals this year, people await more action on ground rather than in paper.

 

Author :
Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
RELATED NEWS
ABOUT IE
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
 
CONTACT US
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236
EMAIL: indecom1968@gmail.com