It has partially-closed pits that endanger lives and vehicles

The stretch between Kannappan Nagar Junction on Sanganoor and the Nallampalayam Road has many names. It is known as North Thair Itteri Road, Thair Itteri Road Extension, Gandhiji Road and also Nallampalayam Road.

It once used to be a road. It no longer is, as the repeated digging has ensured that the road now resembles a dirty, beaten track. Driving or riding on the road leaves a smoke screen of dust for the road user who follows.

Not just that. The partially closed pits serve as traps for lorries – big and small – that pass through the road.

Selvam, who runs a grocery store on the road, says lorry tyres getting caught on such pits has become a common feature of late.

The Corporation first dug the road to lay underground sewer lines. It later dug the road at many places to repair the drinking water supply lines. It then dug the road again to construct storm water drain, the work for which is in progress.

The area Councillor – Ward 44’s ‘Venthamarai’ Balu – says that the Corporation will take at least a month or so to repair the road because the Corporation has planned another project on the road.

The Corporation has plans to dig the road for laying the pipeline connecting the Pilloor storage reservoir with the Siruvani reservoir on Bharathi Park Road.

This work will begin in a day or two and get over in 10 days’ time. Once that is over the Corporation will resume the storm water drain work and then complete the work in a month. Only thereafter the Corporation will lay the road. Mr. Balu says that the proposal for repairing the road and other roads that were damaged during the execution of the underground drainage work has been sent to the State Government.

Once the Corporation gets the money, the civic body will repair the road.

In the meanwhile, he has arranged for gravel and construction debris to be dumped in the pits on the road so as to make it motorable.

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