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Readers' clicks – July 15

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A. Jaikumar: At Dr.M.Varadarajanar Street, Pt. Moorthy Nagar in Redhills, the road has not been re-laid for 10 years and the water is always stagnant in this street, helping mosquitoes breed thereby spreading many diseases.
Aparna Arul sent us this picture of an overflowing trash bin which has almost occupied half the road leading to Padma Sarangapani School.
Devassy Chakiat: At the footpath near College Road, an EB switch board is completely blocking italong with a fruit vendor. The Electricity Board has not removed the cables after fixing a new connection, for the past four months. Complaints to the authorities have not yielded any results.
K.V. Seshan: Saraswatinagar Main Road is used by many commuters going towards Velachery. Unfortunately, for many years this road has been totally unattended to, it is full of pot holes and is in a very bad condition. The government authorities have turned a blind eye to this area.
Latha Gopalakrishnan: Ashtalakshmi Nagar 2nd street in Valasaravakkam, has no road making it very difficult for everyone. It’s the worst when rain hits.
Rajiv Mehta: This photograph is of Branson Garden Street (Kellys junction). The road has been under repair for around two months and the road still remains the way it was. How do we reach school on such a dirty road?
Shibu T.: I am living in Saiganesh Nagar, Pallikaranai. This area has been added to the Chennai Corporation more than a year back. The corporation dug the roads for laying the sewage pipes several months back and left it as such. The road is in such a pathetic condition that even after light drizzle it becomes next to impossible to ride a two wheeler or walk.
Subhasree Natesan: The pavement gardens of Gopalapuram 6th street. Dumping garbage is one way of making the pavements unusable for poor pedestrians; for the wealthy, this is another way of encroaching on public space.
Suresh Babu: At Kabaligarden, Mylapore the main issue is garbage. No one comes and cleans the area, we have met many officers regarding this, and even the Councillor, MLAs but no one even cares.

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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