Articles by C Namachivayam

The author is Secretary for FEDARA (Federation of Adyar Residents' Association). FEDARA is an umbrella organisation of residents welfare associations in the Adyar area, which aims to raise a collective voice on behalf of over 30 RWAs. They may be reached at

Residents across the city have at one time or another faced sudden inspections of the LPG connection at home. These often catch them by surprise as most people are unaware of the requirement of these checks and the frequency at which these should be conducted. Inspections are recommended once every five years, to be conducted by authorised personnel from the respective gas agencies which supply the cylinders. Lack of awareness about this has led to residents being duped by unauthorised individuals who carry out inspections at will and fleece them. However, before we decide to do away with inspections altogether,…

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