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Readers' clicks – July 12

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M. Mohan Kumar: This is the scene at Kummalamman Koil Street near Communicable Diseases Hospital, Tondiarpet. School students are forced to walk on the road.
Aparna Arulnathan: This bin is located near Padma Sarangapani school, Venkatesa nagar, 2nd extn, 3rd main road, Virugambakkam. The sight of uncleared garbage scattered all the way,vehicles parked alongside making it difficult for the pedestrians,the elders and the children to walk is a terrible state of affairs.
Sathish R: This cart has been locked with the parapet wall of an adjacent apartment in 11th Avenue, Ashok Nagar for more than a month. This road is frequented by morning walkers and they are forced to use the main road instead of pavements.
Balaji Vijayaraghavan: Ambattur gives a very dusty welcome to anyone entering from other localities. Narrow roads in a bad condition coupled with no foot paths make the area treacherous for pedestrians.
Lavanya P: Vadapalani, opposite Forum Vijaya Mall. The footpath is crooked and irregular. The dustbin usually overflows and the garbage spills on to the footpath. The logs used to tie banners have not been removed, further inconveniencing pedestrians.
S. Ravindra Kumar: Mambalam High Road, in front of Bharathi call taxi office. This road leads to the railway station. The pavement is blocked by this generator, pushing pedestrians on to the road.
Juhi Sharma: Jagadambal Street, T Nagar. The road is absolutely waterlogged and the pavement is non existent or filled with plants leaving no space for pedestrians to walk.
K. Ayyappan: Avvai Shanmugham Salai (formerly Lloyds Road), Gopalapuram. The footpath condition at the entrance of our colony. The surprising fact is that they have recently commenced a commercial building on the platform without a single four wheeler parking.
R. Padmanabhan: Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Main Road, parallel to LB Road. A new storm water drain is being built. The
K.V. Ranganathan: Union Road, Nolambur (Ward 143 Division 32 zone 11). After protracted struggles this road was re-laid by the Corporation about 3 months back. More than 50% of the road is occupied by trucks leaving very little space for the other vehicles and pedestrians to move.

The Hindu's Right to Walk campaign is an attempt to reclaim our city’s footpaths for pedestrians. Through a targeted print and online campaign it hopes to empower residents and goad local officials to act. Here, we showcase photos and stories shared by our readers. For more stories go to My Chennai My Right

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