In a move to assist the road users, new road sign and direction boards have been installed recently

In a move to assist the road users, new road sign and direction boards have been installed recently by the Chennai Auto Ancillary Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Company (CAAIIUC) at different locations in Ambattur Industrial Estate. Roads in Ambattur now have uniform dark blue signboards with white letters. The signboards erected at various intersections indicate the name of the roads written on retro reflective sheet. The names have been written in Tamil and English to help the motorists. Welcoming the move, Manigandan, a salesperson from Perungudi Industrial Estate, said that earlier one has to enquire about the address with the security people. The new arrangement has made searching the location hassle free. “This should be followed in other industrial estates around the city too,” he said.

Ambattur Industrial Estate is set to get some of its long-pending needs fulfilled very soon with the CAAIIUC gearing up to complete many improvement and beautification projects. CAAIIUC, a special purpose vehicle (SPV), is implementing infrastructure development projects in Ambattur. In 2010, the SPV provided three bus shelters and bus bays on South Avenue Road in Ambattur. The SPV has already laid roads in the estate over a distance of 44 km. Of the total distance of 88 km on either side, SWD (storm water drain) has been provided on more than 50 km. As an attempt to improve transport connectivity between the two phases of the estate, eight mini-buses are also planned to be introduced for which the Government approval is awaited. Infrastructure works worth more than Rs. 50 crores was completed by March 2011.

A. Kathiravan, a shopkeeper on the First Main Road, said that SWDs are still chocked with waste water. Once the rain starts, this would pose more problems for industrial estate workers as well as owners. Before Monsoon, they should get them desilted and keep them dry to take the rainwater alone to the water treatment plant.

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