The dilapidated stretch is causing traffic jams, vehicle damage and risking lives of motorists. Bikers are at a higher risk of mishaps as many are not aware of the bad condition of the stretch.
The street provides easy access to motorists travelling from Jawaharlal Nehru Salai to reach T Nagar by connecting Second Avenue Road at Ashok Nagar and Duraisamy Road. Brindavan Extension has plenty of shops and houses on either side with residential streets branching off it. Yet, this road is a pothole-ridden stretch that floods even after the lightest rain.
The street remains pothole-ridden all through the year. With the recent spells of monsoon, the condition of the road has worsened. The lanes are narrow and difficult to commute and residents are facing immense hardship. “The pothole-ridden road is not only causing inconvenience to commuters but traffic congestion has also increased,” said Raju, a resident. He added that the road is a bus route and hence it witnesses a continuous flow of traffic all through the day.
The dilapidated stretch is causing traffic jams, vehicle damage and risking lives of motorists. Bikers are at a higher risk of accidents as many are not aware of the bad condition of the stretch. “Every day, we see at least two people skidding on the road and suffering injuries. Despite several complaints to local authorities, nothing has been done and the road’s condition has only worsened,” said a local shopkeeper.
A few businessmen from the area have also written to local authorities to repair the road as it also causes dust to rise and has been inconveniencing everyone in the area. “Even if the Corporation repairs the road, it would get damaged very quickly due to heavy movement of vehicles to T Nagar, the shopping hub. We think the corporation should consider laying a concrete road instead of the usual bitumen road, which gets damaged quickly,” said R Gopalan, a resident of Brindavan Extension.
A senior corporation official said that the damaged portion of the road would be re-laid soon. “We will consider the residents’ complaints about the quality of the road and take appropriate steps to lay a concrete road,” the official said.