I wish most of the Chennai roads and sidewalks (platforms) are like this with this warning. Before you start wondering, This is also in Chennai, home to some of the senior state Government officials
A stretch of Greenways Road near Adyar, Chennai
Stern notice to stay away
But, most of the Chennai roads where commoners live are like this.. over crowded, heavily encroached and perilous for pedestrians.
Crowded St. Mary's Road, Mylapore Chennai
Can you spot the sidewalk in this picture ? (Near RK Mutt Road, Chennai)
Walk at your own risk..
I wish all of Chennai roads become clean and pedestrian friendly like the stretch of Greenways Road or alternately Greenways Road also gets consumed by encroachment. If I were to hazard a guess, neither would happen, the roads of the commoner would continue to be crowded and encroached while the VIP enclaves would continue to be.. well maintained, well protected and encroachment free.
I wonder if Chennai City has rules governing where shops and office facilities are allowed to be established? Where more than 70% of the common people are economically underpriviledged, and a major chunk of them unemployed, their earning power is established by taking the shops and markets as close to consumers as possible by least investment. Fly by night shops in all major cities is the norm of the day. The problem is deep rooted and until that is solved our Indian streets will continue to be inundated by encroachments of all kinds including shops, thatched houses, etc.ReplyDelete
Interesting contrasting pictures.ReplyDelete
What is the name of the road ?ReplyDelete
MUttaall KAzhuthaigal Salai ?
or Periya Muttaall Kazhuthaigal Salai ?
The kazhuthaigals probably comes out at
night and feasts on the posters laid
with rice gum..and licks it clean
I know, this may raise controversy
you can kill it if you want.
I wish too ! Sad..state of affairs.ReplyDelete
All our ministers / CM and top ranking officials must be forced to live in a normal neighborhood for 1 week every month so that they can understand how the common man is affected.
Sometimes, I wonder..is Democracy working?
Raman & NarayananReplyDelete
I am in Tokyo now, which is more populated than Chennai. It is crowded, but people follow rules and are respectful to others. Public transport is very convenient and most of the folks use it.
I guess it boils down to leadership and governance, which is what Chennai is lacking.
Truly.. why can't middle class have the basic amenities like decent road, sidewalk etc.,? Why should it be the only for the VIPs ?