In Chennai, ruined roads beg for attention
Dec 13, 2010
Once again, the monsoon has ripped up Chennai's roads. The city received 71 cm of rain until Sunday. Although a large budgetary outlay is made for road laying each year, they are left full of craters at the end of the Northeast monsoon. Now, a staggering Rs. 135 crore has been allocated for road repairs. The Tamil Nadu government says Chennai is the Detroit of India, but why do roads in this motor town not survive the year after they are renewed?
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