Roads in Kalamegam Street and Valliammai Street, which lead to Mogappair West bus terminus, are in a pathetic state as they were dug up for laying sewage and the trench has been left open. Residents of Jeswanth Nagar and AIBEA Nagar said, with the onset of monsoon, the pathway would only get worse. “The contractor, who has taken up the drainage work, never takes the trouble to close the pit properly. When it rains, the pits make the surface of the road uneven as it gets filled with water,” says Sunku Shunmuga Sundaram, president, AIBEA Nagar Residents Welfare Association.
“Skidding of motorcycles is a common sight on Reddypalayam Road, Jeswanth Nagar Phase I, II, III, IV Roads,” said Moorthy, a resident. Residents of Jeswanth Nagar said the in the past decade, this place had seen a rapid growth in realty sector, but no matter how many high-rise and luxury apartments the neighbourhood boasts of, the condition of the roads tell a sorry tale. The list of bad roads extends up to Nolambur Block IV First Street which is a few metres away from Mogappair West bus terminus. “Valliammai Street, entire stretches of AIBEA Nagar and Jeswanth Nagar needs to be attended by the Chennai Corporation,” said V.S. Ravindran of Kalamegam Street. “Nagathamman Koil Street, Sathyamurthy Street, Sannadhi Street, and Kambar Street, in Maduravoyal also face similar imbroglio,” he added.