Monday, December 24, 2012
Highways Officials miffed with overnight Road Cuts by K.Manikandan
In an overnight development, an arterial road near Tambaram was found dug up in 30 places on Sunday morning.
Residents and shopkeepers said they witnessed no signs of work on Medavakkam (Mount-Madipakkam) Main Road all of Saturday.
The road-cut is the handiwork of a private contractor who was entrusted some maintenance job by the Pallavaram municipality. And officials of the State highways department are miffed with the damage to the road. Their permission was not sought for the work, an official said.
Using an earthmover, the stretch was dug up in at least 30 spots between Keelkattalai bus terminus and Madipakkam Koot Road.
While officials of Chennai city roads division of the highways department said the act amounted to a direct violation of norms, officials of Pallavaram municipality said it was meant to facilitate maintenance of the massive underground drainage project.
Excerpt from THE HINDU of Dec.24, 2012.
For the full article: (There is a painful photograph in the article showing the damage to the Road)
Grateful thanks to Mr.Manikandan and THE HINDU.