The Hindu: When realty havens turned disaster zones

Sheila Sri Prakash, the Chief Architect of Shilpa Architects is quoted in the article about the bad planning behind the newly developed areas of Chennai

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“Most roads lack drainage and gradient alignment, while projects lack sewage lines. Stormwater drains do not follow the gradient and have been laid randomly. Good urban design is the only answer to the city’s development issue”, says Ms. Sriprakash. In the 90s, she had submitted a proposal to Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority to restore Adyar River. “It was practically impossible to get multiple agencies involved on board.” She now plans to revive the proposal.

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