The Chennai corporation has proposed to lay concrete on prominent city roads using a “white topping” technology which will extend the lifespan of these roads by up to two decades. Problems of potholes, wear and tear, erosion and skidding can be avoided thanks to the technology. “The corporation has roped in the Cement Manufacturers Association to execute the trial project.
The intervention by the state government to restore the Pallikarnai marshland has started yielding results and the sighting of migratory birds has improved in the past few months. Rare birds such as Comb Duck have started visiting the marsh and the bird population in the marsh has improved, according to environmentalists and ornithologists.
The trash in your kitchen has now acquired value. To encash it, all you need to do is segregate the plastic waste at home and sell it to the Chennai Corporation for as much as Rs 20 a kg. They want it for relaying the battered roads in the city. If you are wondering how to hand over the plastic waste to Chennai corporation, Wait for the advertisements. As of now, we have no idea how the plastic waste is collected except that few ward offices and government buildings carry a bin for plastic waste.
The Chennai Corporation is urging residents to part with their plastic waste. It has so far collected just 100 tonnes of plastic waste,while about 800 tonnes are required to relay roads in the city. The corporation now plans to take out advertisements and make appeals through the electronic media to create awareness about the drive. The city generates about 300 tonnes of plastic waste every day.
A new garbage collection and street cleaning mechanism has been introduced in the city. This follows the completion of design of the route map of all 200 wards of the Chennai Corporation.
After all the 200 wards, including those covered by private conservancy contractor, Ramky Enviro Engineers, are brought in the system, a list of streets not cleaned would be generated on a daily basis by 10 a.m. at Ripon Building.