Prachanai in Perungudi

The residents of Tirumalai Nagar Annexe in Perungudi are a vexed lot. For a month now, the road that leads to their corner of Perungudi has been dug up and is completely unmotorable. Worse, the road that leads to another parallel that leads to the OMR has also been dug up and left in that state. This leaves one narrow road to service the entire area, as well as the Abacus Montessori School.


Wait, this sorry tale doesn’t end there! The entrance to this narrow road has also been dug up, with an even narrower opening over the heaped mud along a rubbish dump that’s left for entry and exit. Can you imagine what the situation is like at the school’s opening and closing times? Residents cannot leave until after 8.45 or 9.00 AM, and cannot really enter till about 2.30 PM after the schools closes.


What is really frustrating is that the roads have been dug up and left that way, completely insensitive to the hardship being caused to all the residents, the school and visitors to the area, with very little evidence of any progress. We all understand when we have to undergo some hardships for progress, but to be taken for granted like this is absolutely unacceptable. The ditches are for the laying of some really heavy duty cables, but can’t the work be planned in such a way that it is done quickly and the roads closed up and re-laid?


Maybe the best thing would be to approach the consumer coats to get these people to finish their work with some consideration. Or perhaps call The Hindu correspondents and complain so that it gets covered there for all to see. If anyone reading this can help in any way, please do indicate what can be done to solve this sorry situation.

4 Comments so far

  1. david (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2006 @ 8:19 am

    This morning a bull dozer was despatched to try and fill in the trenches. Needless to say that after a month in the open and the rain, the sand is a soggy mess and the trenches are now danergous as vehicles can sink in. Angry residents were out on the road screaming at the workers as they tried to truck away the sand without filling in the remainder of the open trenches. Their claim that the trenches would be filled with more solid material fell on deaf ears as people have been denied access to their own homes by vehicles from one month to two weeks depending on the location. The drama continues to unfold.

  2. Madhusudhanan (unregistered) on September 5th, 2006 @ 12:09 am

    I am also avictim.

  3. Madhusudhanan (unregistered) on September 5th, 2006 @ 12:13 am


    I am also a victim.

  4. panampalli (unregistered) on September 5th, 2006 @ 11:28 am

    as somebody was saying these guys just keep digging just for the ‘fun of it’ and watch from the sidelines how the world works around it.

    by the way how are they enforcing these time zones ?? during which people can commute

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