Perspective

‘Development’ Disaster

Print edition : December 25, 2015

At Pallikaranai, submerged homes in and around Pandian Nagar and Sai Ganesh Nagar, on November 25. Photo: M. Karunakaran

Velachery junction on December 3. Studies have shown that a storm water drain conveying water from Velachery to the Pallikaranai march ends abruptly. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan

At Koyembedu, where Asia's largest bus terminal is built on a waterbody, guests of a hotel are transported in a garbage cart on a waterlogged road. Photo: R. Ravindran

The story of Chennai’s development is one of unregulated expansion helmed by capital that directs neoliberal growth in which profits rule and the poor struggle to survive.
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