A ‘floating’ dam to clean Chennai’s sorrow

Bengaluru-based AlphaMERS has developed a barrier that helps the Chennai Corporation clear the rubbish in the Cooum river.

Those passing the Cooum near Ethiraj college might have noticed an aluminium net wall anchored on the river. This is a floating trash barrier designed by a Bengaluru-based maritime services company to help the Chennai Corporation remove garbage from the river easily.