Friday, December 09, 2005

Mylapore Tank

Where is Mylapur Tank!
It is to the west of MountRoad between the Railway tracks and the MountRoad, to be precise, i am referring to the places called T.Nagar, Kodambakkam, Nandanam and call them Mylapur Tank!

Am I Nuts?? No...

This is what i am talking about. Chennai as in early 1900s.

Courtesy: Ian Poyntz and Rootsweb.

You would definitely have found out the reason why chennai has been flooded so much in these rains.


At Fri Dec 09, 10:50:00 PM CST, Blogger thennavan said...

Interesting, although I thought I had seen this map of Madras somewhere before but never thought of noticing that detail :-)

At Fri Dec 09, 10:57:00 PM CST, Blogger ada-paavi!!!! said...


At Sat Dec 10, 04:58:00 PM CST, Blogger WA said...

Irukka ella nelathayum aakramichu veedu katinomnaa, what else will happen? Thank God, rains didn't hit Chennai too badly today.

At Mon Dec 12, 04:01:00 PM CST, Anonymous Sundaresan said...

heard from my friend that, once the 'Rettai Eri' was
around 300 acres and now, its just occupying 40 acres.
Moreover, govt laid roads in the enchroached area,
it seems!

At Mon Dec 12, 05:52:00 PM CST, Blogger Ram.C said...

seems you had a microscopic lens to move into those details..

regarding the flooding, I saw few clippings in Sun TV news on Duraipakkam and Velacheri.. it was horrible man, they are in the middle of the water for the last few weeks.

At Tue Dec 13, 01:06:00 AM CST, Blogger Ramana Siddharth said...

wow,tj awesome eye 4 detail u have got

At Thu Dec 15, 10:59:00 AM CST, Blogger Dubukku said...

aha periya think tank thaan neenga

At Thu Dec 15, 09:33:00 PM CST, Blogger Priya said...

kalakiteenga..koncha neram onnume puriyala..aprom dhaan therinjudhu

At Fri Dec 16, 05:26:00 PM CST, Blogger TJ said...

Even i did not note it initially. Only later i search for T.nagar and landed up in Mylapur Tank. :P


More than the lake being encroached, you can find a small canal that connect the "mylapur tank" to adyar river, which would help to drain out the over fills in the tank. This would also have been encroached, leading to the floods.

Most of the encroachments is done by the governments. Esp, after 1967.
Slum clearance boards, highway authorities, find the water bodies as easy access to prime lands.

double click panni, enlarge pannina, it is fully visible ;)
BTW, yeah, heard that Velachery is badly affected. Donno, how was the ex-mayor's house.


Think tanko, petrol tanko, septic tank aaghama irundh asari dhaan :P


At Mon Dec 26, 05:15:00 AM CST, Blogger susubala said...

It had taken sometime to understand...

Good work !

At Sun Jan 01, 02:21:00 AM CST, Blogger TJ said...



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