A dangerous patch at Mangadu

Motorists are at risk of accidents on a section of Kundrathur–Poonamallee Main Road, due to steel rods jutting out of an incomplete culvert work

The safety of pedestrians and motorists has been compromised on a section of Kundrathur – Poonamallee Main Road in Mangadu, due to incomplete culvert work.

Kundrathur – Poonamallee Main Road is maintained by the State Highways Department. Many steel rods can be seen protruding from the culvert that is being constructed in the middle of the road.

At night, poor lighting on this section of the road adds a more deadly dimension to this problem.

“There are no signboards to warn us of the protruding steel rods,” says S. Kandan, a resident of Poonamallee.

The culvert work was started by the State Highways Department last March to prevent inundation of the neighbourhood as part of a proactive flood-control exercise. It is one of the four new culverts along the stretch. Work on the three culverts has been completed.

According to Highways officials, the work remains incomplete due to the delay in payment for the completed projects.

At this culvert, work on the sides of the road has been completed.

Only the work in the middle of the road has to be completed. For this, appropriate traffic diversions have to be effected by the Poonamallee traffic police.

“Steps will be taken to provide warning signboards near the work area. And the remaining work will be expedited,” says a State Highways official.

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