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Traffic changes upset Patel Road residents

R. SRIKANTH
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Left in a spot:The right turn from Madhavaram High Road to Patel Road has been blocked for nearly six months and vehicle users find it inconvenient to enter Perambur.Photo: V. Ganesan.
Left in a spot:The right turn from Madhavaram High Road to Patel Road has been blocked for nearly six months and vehicle users find it inconvenient to enter Perambur.Photo: V. Ganesan.

While the Perambur flyover has come as a boon for motorists to easily cross the railway tracks, those residents of Patel Road and adjoining streets in Perambur have been forced to take a detour to reach Patel Road because of the traffic arrangements in place.

The traffic police after the inauguration of the flyover had made certain arrangements to ease congestion at various sections linking the flyover.

According to the traffic modification Patel Road which branched off into Madhavaram High Road was made one-way with vehicles not allowed to enter from Madhavaram High Road.

Patel Road, which runs parallel to the Perambur High Road, is an important link road for several residential areas and the modifications have forced residents of Patel Road to take a detour via Perambur High Road to reach the destination.

In fact ithas caused commercial establishments to lose business and has helped hawkers to thrive.

A shop owner having a textile showroom at Patel Road said that business had come down in the past few months because of the changes made.

He wanted the Traffic Police to allow right turn to Patel Road, as it would not only result in saving fuel, but also help several business establishments.

R. SRIKANTH

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