Killing Waterways: No Lessons Learnt from Chennai Floods, Road Built Riverbed in TN

Did CPCL get permission to lay the road? Different authorities have different stories. Lessons from the 2015 Chennai Floods are clearly still to be learned.

Two videos shot by an environmentalist on Thursday show the Kosasthalaiyar River and the Buckingham Canal being encroached upon along the Ennore-Manali expressway in Thiruvallur.

One video, shot by environmentalist Nityanand Jayaraman on Thursday, is by the Buckingham Canal and shows piles of debris and sand bags lying near the canal. A road roller can be seen plying by the river.

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