Residents of parts of Mogappair are forced to walk up to two km to board a bus for the past few days. Buses that come to the terminus at Officers' Colony, Mogappair, do not halt for want of space.
Construction materials dumped at the terminus for carrying out work to re-lay a road in the locality has caused the problem. Residents said it was one among the few terminuses owned by the Chennai Corporation. Nearly 40 trips are operated from the terminus on eight bus routes, including services to Anna Square, Thiruvanmiyur and T. Nagar.
N. Rama, a resident of Elango Nagar, said several residents like her from neighbouring areas such as Officers' Colony, Kumaran Nagar and Devar Nagar use the terminus. As construction materials have been dumped to relay Officers' Colony Main Road, buses often do not halt or even enter the road. Many residents are forced to walk to the main road to board a bus or a share autorickshaw.
While welcoming the Chennai Corporation's move to re-lay the road after two years, residents want the civic body to complete the work soon. Motorists are able to use only half of the road as it has been dug up for cold milling process. The process is to lay road without raising its level.
Work on re-laying roads where scheme to provide comprehensive water supply and sewerage network have been completed started recently. A sum of Rs.86.43 crore was allocated for 15 wards of Ambattur zone . Residents of Korattur endure bumpy ride as roads that were dug for developmental projects awaiting blacktopping. They too demand that the interior roads be re-laid soon.
Sources in the civic body said the road is being re-laid following the completion of scheme to provide piped water supply. The work would be completed soon.