‘Road around park needs to be maintained better’

Visitors to Anna Park say garbage near the green space is not being cleared at regular intervals

July 01, 2019 01:49 pm | Updated 01:50 pm IST

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The Circular Road near Anna’s Walkers’ Park in United India Colony in Kodambakkam resembles a dumping ground. Garbage, construction debris and other kinds of rubbish are dumped near the park. Visitors to the park, which is maintained by the Greater Chennai Corporation, say that the garbage is not cleared at regular intervals. Moreover, the bins are broken. Besides, a row of abandoned vehicles can be found along the road and passers-by throw garbage near these vehicles. Also, the footpath and the manholes of the stormwater drains along the road are damaged.

The park, which is kept open in morning and evening hours, has a walker’s pathway, a yoga stage and a play area for children. Residents of Trustpuram, Power House, Mahalingapuram and West Mambalam also visit the park.

“Although the park is well-maintained and is adorned with landscaping, the road around the park is an eyesore. Besides, a foul smell emanates from the heaps of garbage,” says K. Vaithiyanathan, a resident of Kodambakkam.

“Steps will be taken to clear the garbage every day,” says a Corporation official.

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