This residential area accommodates numerous commercial establishments with regular a footfall. “The dysfunctional street light has been left unattended despite an ATM facility located on the same stretch. Criminals are targeting these facilities to make quick money. The authorities have done nothing to solve our problem," Ameer Basha, a resident said.
Traversing along this stretch during the night is risky. “The road is dotted with many potholes and the motorists are taking this road at their own peril. We cannot see the pedestrians while crossing the road as the stretch has no proper lights. I have restricted my wards from taking this road after evening. The shopskeepers are making a poor business recently due to the issue,” said Elakiya S, another resident.
The roadside vendors call off their day quite early. “The public is reluctant to step out after the evening. We are facing a dip in the business. The authorities promised that the lamp will be replaced soon,” said a roadside vendor.
Another resident said, “We have a tough time especially, during the evenings. The road bustles with vehicles and pedestrians throughout the day. The stretch is drowned in darkness after the nightfall. The safety of women and children are compromised. We have represented this issue several times. But the attempts remain futile.”
An official from the Pallavaram municipality said, “We have received several representations from. We will take up the matter as early as possible.”
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