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Unused: The spacious bus terminus on Munuswami Salai, K.K. Nagar, constructed with all facilities, is not used by MTC and is left at the mercy of nature.
Unused: The spacious bus terminus on Munuswami Salai, K.K. Nagar, constructed with all facilities, is not used by MTC and is left at the mercy of nature.

The residents of Varalakshmi Nagar in Manavalanagar are experiencing load-shedding and fluctuation every now and then almost every day. We apprehend that this may lead to damage of electrical appliances.

The TNEB unit at Tiruvallur is, therefore, requested to take remedial action early.

N.B.S. Manian

Manavalanagar

Poor facilities

The residents of the most of the newly constructed complexes at Nolambur are in dire need of pure drinking water, drainage facility to pump out the stagnant sewage and concrete approach roads. The Nolambur panchayat is yet to initiate action.

To generate revenue for meeting these basic necessities, the panchayat has not even bothered till date to assess, levy and collect local taxes such as property and sewage taxes.

Will the panchayat take immediate action?

A.S. Raman

Nolambur

Policeman’s good gesture

On May 13 last, when we went to our nearest election booth to cast our franchise (I am 73 and my wife 62) at the early hour, the weather was highly sultry and hot. Even then, the queue was quite long. When we were standing at the end of the queue, a policeman came and took us to the fore of the queue, conversing with us gently without allowing us to know what he was doing. He put us in the forefront so that we could cast our vote within a matter of minutes. I wish this kind of police gesture should not go unrecorded.

M. Tyagarajan

Adambakkam

No bus service

The Ayapakkam TNHB is a residential colony with St. Peter’s College and ICMR situated nearby. The students do not have bus service to the college. We request the MTC to extend M20E (Ambattur Estate-Ayapakkam TNHB) to Avadi, via St. Peter’s College and Avadi Market. This will be helpful for the students and people.

R. Sivakumar

Ayapakkam

Stray dog menace

Many stray dogs, most of them affected with skin diseases such as rabies, are moving about freely on Kariappa St., Vaikkorkaran St., Venkatachala Mudaly St. etc in Purasaiwakkam.

People are afraid to move out for fear of being attacked. Many dogs have no hair on their bodies. Heavens will not fall if these dogs are removed from residential areas in the interest of citizens’ well-being. There was a proposal to shift all dogs to the Kodungaiyur area. I don’t know what happened to the proposal. I request the officials to act without any further delay.

Samuel Dorairaj

Purasaiwakkam

Corporation responds

This is with reference to the complaint made in The Hindu (18-05-09).

It was complained that several stray dogs roamed about freely on P. P. V. Koil Street, Arundale Street, Bazaar Road, Nachiappa Street and the nearby streets of Mylapore.

The authorities concerned were requested to immediately act and put an end to this menace. In this connection, it is informed that a total number of eight dogs were caught in the above mentioned areas on 18-05-09. The remaining dogs have been sterilised.

S. Selvaraj

PRO, Corporation of Chennai

Regulate entry

The 18th Street of Porur Gardens, Vanagaram, is a narrow residential street. Of late, lorries from the bypass road ply through this street to enter into the Arcot Road. It seems these heavy vehicles are mostly entering into Porur Gardens to avoid police check as they do not posses valid documents. So police and panchayat authorities must take immediate action to bar the entry of such vehicles into Porur Gardens.

R. Pandithurai

Porur Gardens

Re-lay the road

We are residents of the Mount Road lane near the Guindy IDBI Bank. Our street is badly damaged. Vehicles often face difficulties taking our street to the main road. Most part of the street requires an immediate re-laying. Several representations made to the Mayor, the Commissioner and the area councillor have been in vain till now.

Higher authorities should make suitable arrangement swiftly to make our area safe for vehicles and pedestrians.

D. Vasanthakumar

Mount Road

Space crunch for MTC

The spacious bus terminus on Munuswami Salai, K. K. Nagar, constructed years ago with all facilities, is not being used by the MTC.

The Vadapalani terminus is very congested, especially after introduction of new routes, causing traffic jam on Arcot Road in front of the depot.

The terminus on Munuswami Salai can be used by the MTC by shifting some of the routes from the Vadapalani depot. In view of space crunch for the MTC, a spacious terminus should not lie unused.

K.V. Sankaranarayanan

K.K. Nagar

Unused EB transformer

We are residents of Vijayashanthi Apartments constructed near the Vadapalani MTC bus terminus. Due to an overloading of power transformer during rush hour, the TNEB authorities brought the 500 KVA step-down transformer to replace the existing one. But for the past nine months, the transformer kept in flooring space has not been utilised.

Since the transformer has been kept idle, transformer oil is slowly getting leaked and getting spread over the flooring space.

The TNEB authorities should make suitable arrangement to fix the transformer or should remove it from our apartment.

M. Madhavan,

Vadapalani

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