S Mohanram, president, Thirunindravur Consumer Protection Council, said, “For a long time, we have been demanding of both the State Highways and Railway officials to take up the construction work. However, they have turned a deaf ear to all demands. Unlike in the past, the volume of vehicles in the stretch has gradually been increasing on CTH.” He added that even though the Highway officials floated a tender more than a year ago, there has been no further progress. When contacted, Mathiyazhagan, Assistant Divisional Engineer, SH, Tiruvallur, said “Works are undertaken by the Rural Road (RR) department. However, we are preparing to find alternative diversion roads, after which works will be taken.” It may be noted that K Pandiarajan, Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture and Archaeology and MLA of Avadi constituency, recently visited the spot and assured that works will take off, after consulting the Railway department.