Pedestrians have requested the Pallavapuram Municipality and the Greater Chennai Traffic Police to put an end to the problem of unauthorised and haphazard parking on CLC Works Road in Chromepet.
A raft of commercial establishments, marriage halls, hospitals and an educational institution are located on CLC Works Road.
Visitors to the commercial establishments park their vehicles on the on the lane meant for pedestrians. Juice and vegetable vendors also take over sections of this lane.
S. Srimathy, a resident of Radha Nagar, Chromepet, says, “Having been robbed of their space, pedestrians walk in the carriageway, sharing space with the motorists.”
“The speed breakers on the stretch at Nagappa Nagar, Chromepet aren’t of any help to pedestrians. Despite the speed breakers, motorists don’t slow down sufficiently,” Srimathy points out.
CLC Works Road facilitates connectivity to Chromepet railway station and MTC stopovers towards Madras Export Processing Zone and Chennai International Airport.
V. Santhanam, a veteran social activist and a resident of The New Colony, Chromepet, says, “I have sent numerous petitions about this to the Pallavapuram Municipality and the Greater Chennai Traffic Police and have also taken up the issue with the authorities concerned at the Municipality and the Traffic Police at periodic intervals, but no action has been taken so far.”