Rain-damaged roads pose threat to motorists

The poor situation of lots of the metropolis roads, with only a week into the northeast monsoon season, appears to maintain ominous forebodings for highway customers within the metropolis.

Some of metropolis roads have already taken a beating a lot to the chagrin of motorists. Potholes have cropped up roads maintained by the Corporation and the Highways Department as effectively.

Even roads which have been re-laid a couple of months in the past have suffered damages, exposing the standard of labor. A living proof is the Sivaprakasam Salai, which was among the many roads re-laid. The highway had developed intensive injury even through the southwest monsoon rain and the contractor was requested to perform repairs. But potholes have now emerged even on the stretches the place the patchworks have been carried out, particularly in entrance of the Corporation’s Science Park.

The Anna Nagar Link Road, one of many arterial roads laid to good requirements, too has suffered damages close to the sharp flip close to the District Court Campus the place it joins the Bharathidasan Salai.

Damages to the Collectorate on the Collector’s Office Road, the Rockins Road main to the Railway Junction, the service lanes beneath the yet-to-be opened highway overbridge close to the Railway Junction, and different components stand out as poor examples of situation metropolis roads.

In many different locations, the highest layer of the roads have been eroded leaving blue steel strewn round. This usually ends in skidding of automobiles, particularly two wheelers, on the spots.

The Thanjavur Road, which is beneath the upkeep of the Highways Department, has additionally developed massive potholes close to the Soolakarai Mariamman Temple, close to the Mahalakshmi Road and the Varaganeri Bazaar intersections, says Ok.Ramachandran, a metropolis resident. “The potholes were filled up temporarily with gravel, but that too had come off,” Mr.Ramachandran stated.

Mr.Ramachandran additionally factors to the poor highway situation of the stretch of the highway between the Cholan Nagar and Pirattiyur on the Dindigul Highway and urged the authorities to take fast steps to restore the broken stretches.

In many of those roads, the absence of a correct system for draining rain water is outwardly inflicting the damages to the bitumen surfaces.

“The civic body had invested heavily in building storm water drains and drainages, but the structures do no seem to have served the purpose. Water can be seen stagnating at many roads in Thillai Nagar and other places,” observes N.Jamaluddinn, one other metropolis resident.

Residents in a number of resident colonies, particularly in locations akin to Kattur the place the underground sewer traces have been laid lately, have additionally been crying hoarse over the pathetic situation of inside roads.

The “deplorable condition” of the inside roads has been highlighted repeatedly in social media posts and memes in latest months.

S. Ganesan , 2021-11-06 09:18:46

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