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A street which has remained in a poor state for 8 years
The residents of Tiruvalluvar Street in Perungalathur are a hassled lot as the road has remained in a poor condition for nearly eight years,despite repeated complaints lodged with the local body officials.
Tiruvalluvar Street is located in Srinivasa Nagar in Perungalathur and stretches about a kilometre long. It falls under the Perungalathur municipality, one of the fast growing municipalities in the city’s southern suburbs.
The Street also opens into seven cross streets. The presence of religious shrines including a Jain temple and a Karumariamman temple, besides a wedding hall ensures a large number of vehicles use the road. Two private schools are also located nearby.
“It is sad to see so many school children pass through this badly maintained street every morning and evening. The authorities have to do something about it,” said a local resident, on condition of anonymity.
Residents and commuters are upset that no action has been taken by the municipality even after sending several request applications for repairing the road and making it motorable.
Naveen Kumar Manikandan, another resident, said, “It is really hard to travel through the street and it’s even worse during the rainy days. Several motorists have fallen off their vehicle due to the condition of the road.”
He also claimed that the storm water drain in the street is damaged, making matters worse.
When contacted by DT Next, a senior official of the Perungulathur municipality said they will soon prepare estimates for repairing the road and work on the same would be taken up at the earliest.