Chennai: Residents of New Colony, Chrompet, say that they face immense trouble while trying to cross the GST Road, and that complaints to authorities, have evoked no response.
With the said stretch being jam packed through the day, locals have no proper means to cross.
“I live opposite to the MIT bus stop. For me, crossing the GST Road is a huge problem each day. There are a lot of school children who try to risk their lives in this attempt. Moreover, when we asked for a signal, the authorities pointed out that there are already two nearby and hence, they can’t place another one,” says R Murthy, a resident of New Colony.
The people of the locality, also point out that there are several other civic problems such as encroachments and haphazard vehicle parking, which is one of the major reasons for traffic hiccups during peak hours.
Various commercial establishments on the service roads, on the Western side of the flyover result in accumulation of vehicles, hindering the free movement of pedestrians. It is to be noted that the only foot overbridge is near the railway station here.
“The FOB is occupied by hawkers and vendors most of the times, thereby crowding the space and making it difficult to walk,” states Vishnu, a student, who frequents Chrompet.
Strict action should be initiated against those who park vehicles on pavements, he adds.
(Article written by Sadakshi K R)