Chennai

Readers' clicks – July 8

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Lajish Subramanian sent us this photo showing the pathetic state of roads in Gandhi Nagar Avadi.
V.Krishnakumaar: On Permual Mudali Street, Royapettah, bikes are parked on both the sides of the road and do not allow free flow of vehicles.
Amar Ramesh: The lack of good footpaths on Konnur High Road, Aynavaram, forces pedestrians use the road. This has become very dangerous with increase in traffic.
Vasu: Thousands of students and working men/women use Padikuppam Road, Anna Nagar West. This area is surrounded by many schools and colleges such as SBOA, DAV and Dr.MGR Engineering College. For the past 3 months, this road was heavily damaged due to drainage work and debris; now we don't even have a road to walk on!
Pradeep Ramakrishnan: This can be found on Mogappair Main road stretch starting from the Sidco Arch to the DAV boys school.
Vardhaman: The storm water drain has been competed nearly a month ago, but the gaps as well as the footpath haven’t been re-laid yet. Moreover huge blocks of concrete are kept on the pavement. A scene in Saligramam.
Venkatesh: Two adjoining residents of 16th Cross Street, Besant Nagar have encroached close to 10' of the public road by strewing rocks and digging a 2x2 pit to keep away passersby. There have been many unreported incidents of people tripping over these stones and cars ramming into them at night. I am one among the affected.
Arunkrishna A.S: Arcot Road in Alwarthirunagar (Picture taken near Megamart & Manthope Junction) I am a regular user of this road. Pedestrians are at a huge risk of being run down by vehicles plying on Arcot road in this stretch. Lack of pavement in this segment of the road is the challenge faced by public.
Selva Raj Ramaraj: Thana Street, Purasaiwalkam. For the past 20 years the entire road has been encroached by fruit, flower, vegetables vendors and pot sellers. Apart from this, business establishments encroach the road by parking two-wheelers.
Sangeeta Shankar: The woes of Abhiramapuram residents: both corners of Bawa Street have become a dump yard. Apart from being unhygienic and an eye sore, the stench it generates aggravates the situation by facilitating mosquito breeding. Further it also poses a threat to the pedestrians and motorists. To make it worse there is a pipe running on the road which if unnoticed can cause senior citizens / children to trip and fall.

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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