Sunday, 5 December 2010

Chennai roads suck

Though roads in our city are wide and broad enabling more number of vehicles to ply, they are strewn with pebbles, and are full of pits and potholes. During rains it’s a nightmare to drive on the streets of Chennai as the rainwater and sewage water gets mixed causing high inconvenience to people. It’s a balancing act for the drivers of two-wheelers as they try to negotiate the deep puddles of water. It’s sad to find some of the arterial roads in Adayar, Thiruvanmiyur, Besant Nagar and Indira Nagar in the city being in such a pathetic state. Now these areas are considered to be some of the posh colonies in the city! Besant Nagar is home to the most happening beach in our city and yet the connecting road from Indira Nagar to Shastri Nagar gets washed away even when it rains slightly. Remember the beach is an important tourist destination generating reasonable revenue for our Government.

Its quite appalling to find other prominent roads at Kamraj Nagar and Kalashetra road that is home to one of the finest schools of art and culture in a bad shape. Now Kalashetra road not only has some beautiful houses but also boasts of some lovely temples and also has the Art of Living centre located. With regard to Thiruvanmyur, the less said the better.

Roads near the IT corridor of Tharamani, Velachery, Perungudi and Sholinganallur are yet to improve. To think these areas are home to some of the best IT companies!

If roads in some of the best localities in the city are in such a miserable state, one shudders to think of the condition of our roads in suburbs and the outskirts of the city

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