The Public Awareness Association of Udhagamandalam has urged the district administration to give a facelift to this hill station. In a memorandum to Collector Archana Patnaik on Monday, association president G.Janardhanan regretted that Charing Cross was wearing a dirty look with mud removed from the road dumped inside a roadside garden. The footpaths in places such as Lower Bazaar were broken. Since the road leading to the Ooty lake had been heavily encroached on, motorists were finding it very difficult to drive on it.

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