G Ananthakrishnan
Civic Issues

Road rules: High on fines, low on enforcement

Every time the traffic police in Chennai and other cities of Tamil Nadu launch a “road safety drive”, there are spectacular displays and a week of media charades, but nothing really changes on the tarmac. Badly behaved motorists don’t feel persuaded to drive by the book. A case in point is the...

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Higher traffic fines

Is Chennai ready for a second airport?

Nearly two years before the COVID-19 pandemic laid low the travel and hospitality sectors, the Union Civil Aviation Ministry had zeroed in on 21 cities which needed a second airport, to meet the peaks of passenger travel and freight transport as the economy grew. For Chennai, in May 2018, the...

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second airport