Remembering Singaram

Remembering Singaram

Singaram was the MRTS caretaker ( contractor) at the Thiruvanmiyur Railway Station Vehicle Park.

Remembering Singaram

He brought orderliness in vehicle parking and created separate bays for cycle, scooters, motorcycles and women bikers. The contract expired. No new caretaker is appointed and the vehicle park is left uncared for leading to haphazard parking of the vehicles.

Remembering Singaram

Where the Railways could not notify the timings of the trains, Singaram painted the train timings at a vantage point for the benefit of commuters.

Remembering Singaram

Being a Sunday the vehicle park is empty. During the week days the place is full with two wheelers. Without someone to take care of the Vehicle Park, there is no safety of vehicles. There are reports that the fuel is also being pilfered. When Singaram was caretaker, one can leave the helmets even without locking to the bikes and will be safe when they return.

An article which appeared in The Hindu could be still seen in the walls of the vehicle park (the image you see in the top of the post).

People like Singaram make a difference in our lives.

Singaram made the parking easy at Thiruvanmiyur Railway Station

Railways have made it difficult again.

5 Comments so far

  1. Navneeth (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 12:06 am

    Nice post…we need more like this.

    Do people still park their vehicles as Singaram wanted them to?

  2. Navneeth (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 12:13 am

    Oh, never mind. I read your post again, carefully.

  3. raje (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 10:02 pm

    The whole MRTS has not yet become popular.. Government should do something to improve this.(One suggn – The cost of journey in MRTS should be made cheap so that everyone prefers MRTS). It will be also helpful in reducing traffic in roads..

  4. udayms (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 11:07 am

    Following up on raje’s comment. I would say, it’s not the cost factor thats detterent. Its the accessibility to the railway stations, lack of proper facilities on the platforms, filthy roads and crowded footpaths that lead to the station that makes me avoid the trains. If I could get a an auto at a decent price to drop me at a station and the station had better facilities then definitely I would be glad to travel by train anyday compared to driving through the chaos that we call the traffic or the roads.

  5. Aarthi (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 2:01 pm

    the third pic.. wow.. what if u let ur pics, just be.. out of context

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