Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I Wish

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
Open Sidewalks in Greenways Road, Chennai
A stretch of Greenways Road near Adyar, Chennai
Pointed warning.. VIP's residence stay away
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. Marys Road, Chennai
Crowded St. Mary's Road, Mylapore Chennai
Mylapore near RK Mutt Road
Can you spot the sidewalk in this picture ? (Near RK Mutt Road, Chennai)
Pedestrians - Risk your life
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.