Thiruvanmiyur Resident Redoes The Stormwater Drains In Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Main Road - Green Showcase @ GreenExpo
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Geeta Padmanabhan and the colony's efforts have improved the Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar Main Road’s storm water drain infrastructure.
Geeta Padmanabhan, member of RMSM (Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar, Malaviya Avenue, Sivakamipuram, Marundeeswarara Avenue) Resident welfare association amongst others was one of the main forces in revamping Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar Main Road’s storm water drain infrastructure to prevent flooding during monsoon.
Increasing city’s public infrastructure resilience against extreme rains.
Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar Main Road which has a storm water drain below it, is a one kilometre stretch.
Challenge: The junction boxes were set up perpendicular on the platform. People had to walk around it. The storm water drain was designed in such a way that it snaked around these junction boxes. There was an old transformer which was blocking the footpath, surrounded by garbage.
Locality situated in:
Her road, her way : The article explores the depth of her effort in revamping the existing, yet disorganised stormwater drain network.
Resident educates neighbours about disposing garden waste : The article explores Geeta Padmanabhan's other civic interests apart from water conservation and management.
Dr Radhakrishna Nagar Main Road : You can visit the Dr Radhakrishna Nagar Main Road to see the revamped stormwater drain system.
Sekar Raghavan : Akash Ganga Trust has several training programs that help one understand a suitable solution for their respective homes/complexes.
Dr. Jayshree Vencatesan : She specialises in conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecological restoration, with a special interest in wetlands.