The ride to office this morning…whatte fun




First the garbage, then the rain. What fun for motorists.


Makes the ride to work an adventure sport in itself. If riding around potholes wasn’t exciting enough, the undisposed garbage streaming into roads now makes for an even more pulsating ride. Yes the muck’s all over the city, and we must send out our gratitude to every official in the administration who in all sincerety has contributed to the delayed handover of the garbage disposal contract.



Confused cops. Jumped signals. Flooded roads. Floating garbage. Vehicles crammed into every free inch of road. I saw it all this morning. All it took was one shower for the city’s paucities and it’s administration’s shortcomings to stick out like a thumb that’s come under the hammer.


7 Comments so far

  1. Dhans (unregistered) on August 29th, 2007 @ 3:22 pm

    i think chennai corporation has made a bad choice for garbage disposal. onxy was better.

  2. Sunil (unregistered) on August 29th, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

    The new Garbage Disposal company Fanalco has already come out with excuses for not being able to clear the garbage after taking over from Onyx. We’ll just have to wait and see the performance!!!

  3. little Ram (unregistered) on August 29th, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

    If there has to be once example of thorough incompetence in managing the affairs of the city it has to be the transfer of the garbage disposal contract. The city’s administration has completely failed to manage this efficiently when there was all the time to spare. I only hope that the new contractor manages to pick themselves up within the next few days or else there can be an outbreak of some epidemic

  4. tsk tsk (unregistered) on August 29th, 2007 @ 7:29 pm


  5. Ram (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 11:34 am

    the transition from onyx to neel metal appears to be very amateurish! neel metal and the corporation should have coordinated with onyx in such a way when the bins were removed by onyx the new ones are replaced! it looks as if neel metal has no bins at all – and there were conflicting reports in the media and an advertisement which said the neel metal will collect garbage from every home !!

    onyx has come forward to give a helping hand, after the damage is done! they should have left their bins and not removed them till such time they were replaced.

    goes to show what our politicians can do to make chennai a ‘singara chennai’

  6. Saravanan (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

    Velachery MRTS…. “Puli Varudhu”

    We were told that Velachery MRTS will be a new year gift for the public….

    Later the same minister said that it will be running from Tamil New Year’s Day…. He proposed to gift the MRTS Service as Tamil New Year’s Gift…

    Then during May, we were told that the final inspection is over and some corrections were suggested by authorities…

    Somewhere in July, Railway Safety Commissioner again checked the track and said that everything is perfectly alrite and he have given clearance…After that there was an article in newspapers saying that Authorities have given due clearance and technically everything is ok…. and that they have decided that the Service to be inaugurated by the CM and they are awaiting the dates…

    There were rumours that the inauguration could be on Independence Day….Now that the independence day is gone….

    One wonders that Is it the 2007 Independence day they spoke about?or Is it the 2007 Tamil New year the minister planned to gift the services?

    I think they didn’t mention the year…they just said that it will be a Tamil New Year gift to the public….So they didn’t mislead you…

    Still there is no approach road from Main road to the station…. dont know what they are planning to do….may be we should get on to the fly over and jump directly into the Railway Station!?!?

    And the best part is … so called builders and promoters are cashing in with their projects around MRTS Station…. Shouting slogans in the ads saying “Close to Velachery MRTS”, “Opp. to MRTS Station”… and people too are rushing in to buy their homes so close to the station… (dont know how will they sleep with noisy horns from trains) .. or what if the Railways wants to extend their station and ask for the place where people have bought their homes? no one knows!

    So people… dont get disheartened…. your gift is on your way…. but don’t know when…Only God & the Railways know about it… and if in the meantime… if there is any political change at the center… Remember guys… this whole thing could possibly be kept on hold… already CPI is putting enough pressure to the Center on Nuke Deal…

    So, please be aware that we are in India…and things take its own course… like how the huge projects were started…

    need examples… ?
    OMR (so called IT Highway) take a drive from Tidel till Navalur once…you will know the shape of it… all those “International Ishtyle” is there only between Madhya Kailash and Tidel Park….

    Everyone thought that its going to be the next biggest developed belt… and which is why many Corporates, IT majors and Real Estate guys have camped there… and people started buying apartments as high as Rs. 4000/- to Rs. 5000/- per sq.ft.

    Another Living example…. Kathipara Flyover… Atleast our uncle, Mr. Nehru was peacefully standing there… now with heavy Traffic Jams and prolonged work… life suffers for the commuters taking their route through Kathipara….by the time Kathipara bridge becomes operational…the traffic could have increased leaps and bounds, more than what was expected….

    So what? another minister will bring in another project which will be constructed for another 8 to 10 years disrupting the public and the whole traffic….

    Next comes another fly over on GST Road, outside Airport… God!! Enough of it!!!

    So… People of Chennai…. Keep watching… who knows? they may be many such projects lined up… in service of the public…

    Blame only your own two wheeler or Car for low mileage… or late attendance to office or a missed meeting… Don’t blame the increased traffic or bad roads or unfinished public projects…

    Puli Oru Naal Vandhaalum Varum….

  7. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

    Why did Onyx loose the job? Friends of the wrong side in politics, or something?

    They did an good job in the area I used to live in near Mylapore.

    If something is not broken it should not be fixed, and replacing a public service with an established infrastructure with a company that has to start from scratch should not be done without good reason.

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