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Two roads, one problem

Motorists complain of haphazard parking of vehicles on Station Road and Station Border Road in Tambaram Sanatorium

Residents of Sundaram Colony and Jaya Nagar, Tambaram Sanatorium, have requested the Chennai Traffic Police (CTP) to take steps to put an end to haphazard parking of vehicles on Station Road and Station Border Road.

Vehicles are parked haphazardly on Station Road, opposite a parking lot. One-way traffic arrangement is in place on the lane, towards GST Road and Station Border Road.

On Station Border Road, vehicles are parked haphazardly on both sides of the stretch, up to a pedestrian subway that connects with Tambaram Sanatorium railway station.

On one side, train commuters park their vehicles and on the other side, visitors to commercial establishments dotting the lane park their vehicles. Commercial establishments have usurped the road space, forcing pedestrians to walk on the carriageway.

“Due to haphazard parking of vehicles, there is a hindrance to free flow of traffic. Motorists avoid taking Station Border Road and instead come in the opposite lane that leads to GST Road. We do not want to get into altercations with tipplers. Many complaints to the inspector of police, Chromepet Traffic, have proved futile,” says a resident of Sanatorium.

An Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) retail outlet of Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC), located near Tambaram Sanatorium railway station subway, has been reopened recently and is proving to be a nuisance to the passers-by. Customers park their scooters and cars in a haphazard manner on the carriageway as the outlet does not have a dedicated parking lot. It may be noted that the outlet was closed following an Supreme Court order on March 30, 2017, which banned all liquor shops within 500 metres of National and State Highways across the country, a move aimed at reducing drunk driving and road accidents.

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