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City Corner - Chennai

More luxury cars to adorn city roads

Foreign cars are zooming past the busy roads of Chennai.  With recent launches in Chennai, the Volvo V40 Cross Country and the Mercedes-Benz ‘A Class’ have joined the buzz. Though the automobile market is sluggish, these additions have added excitement among the luxurious class.

Volvo V40, combines comfort and cragginess for long distance travel and comes at a price of Rs 29.05 lakh. “With five star rating from the Euro NCAP collision test, the V40 offers enhanced safety features among the other models in the same range,” said Sudeep Narayan, Head -Marketing and PR, Volvo Auto. Volvo recorded total sales of 820 cars last year and has set a target to sell 120 units of V40 in the current year.

With the A Class, Mercedes Benz plans a double-digit growth for the year. The investment of Rs 250 crore towards capacity expansion at its Pune plant is designed to double -capacity to 20,000 units per year. “We expect that by 2020 the luxury cars’ share in total passenger car market will increase to 4 per cent from the current 2 per cent,” said Boris Fitz, Director (Sales and Network development) Mercedes-Benz India.  Priced at about Rs 25 lakh, the A Class Benz is receiving good attention.

It is time for the city to focus on road development to attract more such luxurs models.


Metro trains come to the metro

Confusing roundabouts and inching traffic are the sacrifices that we suffer to make way for the metro. With a three stage commissioning starting from mid 2014, the metro dreams of the city are to be realised. Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) ensures integration with bus, suburban railways, MRTS and monorail. With most of the construction over surface and rest below ground, CMRL is expected to give relief to the congested metro. Four coaches that have arrived from Brazil will undergo various tests before put on test run between Koyambedu and St Thomas Mount. 42 trains are to be put in service to transport Chennai commuters. The metro stations are to be well-connected with other modes of transport and are expected to encourage more usage of public transport. Various suggestions have already started to pour in regard to paintings that would adorn the walls of the metro stations. The inconvenience caused now by constructing the metro would fade once the trains bullet through the Chennai landscape.

Trash thrashes all records

Yes, you read it right. The trash collected in Chennai city per day has touched 5000 tonnes thrashing all previous records. The increase in speed of the garbage clearance cycle is a major reason for this sudden increase in collection. Among the metros, Delhi generates 9000 tonnes per day of garbage followed by Mumbai at 6600 tonnes per day, Kolkata at 4000 tonnes per day and Bengaluru at 3000 tonnes per day.

Though Chennai is the third on the list, the city lacks the practice of segregating waste. The Corporation must encourage segregating by placing specially designed dustbins to collect different types of garbage. As before, the plastic waste collection on Wednesdays should be popularised; The Corporation pays for plastic collected from residents and uses the same to lay roads. Closed garbage bins can replace the existing ones to curb spilling outside the bin. But ultimately residents should be conscious and responsible to make the city cleaner.

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