Funds for Developing North Chennai

across the Parry’s subway, when one reaches Parry’s Corner, the city’s landscape changes, the roads arent as well laid, it isn’t as clean, and its congested. Compared to South Chennai, North Chennai suffers from neglect, though it is where the city was founded 365 years ago, in modern Chennai, Southern parts of the city, and the recently developed suburbs have attained dominance over the northern suburbs.

The current government, whole heir apparent in charge of Local Administration Portfolio, has decided to invest Rs 217 Crores in developing the North Chennai region, including completing the Perambur flyover within a year.

This is a move in the right direction, that region of Chennai way crying for development, this comes at the right time. As is the case with all projects in India, merely allocating funds isn’t sufficient, it has to be followed by implementation, increased funds should also result in better infrastructure and development, something that rarely happens, the test for this government is whether they can go beyond merely displaying their intentions, and translate it into tangible results.

2 Comments so far

  1. Subash (unregistered) on August 12th, 2006 @ 12:17 pm

    Yeah. I agree north chennai needs major attention. I am sure the development that is happening in an around chennai will never miss the proximity that north chennai has to the important places like highcourt, egmore, central, marina etc…. Hope they bring some good IT / Big companies around that area.

  2. phantom363 (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 2:55 am

    our problem is not the funding to get things right. we do that ok if we put our minds into it. it is issue of maintenance. once a neighbourhood is gentrified, constant effort needs to be made to keep it that way. it used to drive me insane, when my street used to be paved about every few years. but the very next day, there will be these ugly digging either for water works, electricity or the phones. the filler up after the dig is a hodge podge affair, and soon becomes a challenge to every spring in your vehicle. a few months after the dig, someone might do an haphazard job to re-pave it with bitumen, but this ends up as another unplanned speed breaker. i don’t know what the solution is. this never seems to happen in developed countries.

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