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Poor lighting on Padi flyover

R. SRIKANTH
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Groping their way: Vehicles moving in the dark at 200 feet Padi junction, where lighting facilities have been poor. Photo: S. Thanthoni.
Groping their way: Vehicles moving in the dark at 200 feet Padi junction, where lighting facilities have been poor. Photo: S. Thanthoni.

Motorists are finding it difficult to drive during night time on the Padi flyover because of poor lighting facilities. The flyover constructed to replace the level-crossing is used by thousands of vehicles. But the lack of street light facilities on the flyover is posing a risk to the motorists particularly for two-wheelers and cyclists who could be hit by speeding heavy vehicles. R. Amudhan, a resident of Korattur, said the entire flyover is plunged in darkness and adding to the woes is the absence of reflectors or cat's eyes. The flyover which falls under the Chennai Corporation limits is in urgent need of lighting facilities.

Similarly motorists using the Perambur Loco Works over bridge complain about poor lighting facilities in the Loco Works Road on the Integral Coach Factory side. Even the Constable Road, which links the Perambur Loco Works over bridge, has poor lighting facilities.

R. SRIKANTH

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