What was set up for the convenience of the public has become an utter inconvenience to them. For five years now, this public convenience facility on the Mambakkam Main Road, Medavakkam, has been left in neglect and lies in an unusable condition. The Medvakkam bus stop area on Taramani-Tambaram road, Medavakkam-Mambakkam road and the Bazaar Road area are always busy with hundreds of commuters using the service, and vendors eating into the platform space. For their benefit, a pubic convenience was constructed at the cost of several lakhs. Poor maintenance and neglect has rendered it unusable.
People have been using the open spaces instead.
A commuter said this facility has been there since 2000, but fallen into disuse since long. Ill odour spreads far and wide and no one even approach it. Just behind the place is a Government Higher Secondary School.
The people of the area want the facility to be restored and maintained thereafter.
Keywords: Mambakkam public toilet