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Thalambur residents stage protest

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They want a sandy stretch relaid with bitumen topping

A 40-feet sandy stretch, around two kilometres long, at Gandhi Nagar in Thalambur is in a bad shape. Last week, around 300 residents of the neighbourhood staged a protest seeking the road be mended.

Residents say the stretch is a busy one as it connects Jawahar Nagar and Karanai.

Besides, this stretch is frequented by lorries carrying sewage.

“Only half of this stretch has the advantage of a bitumen topping and this half falls in Semmenchery which comes under the Greater Chennai Corporation limits. The other half which is part of Thalambur Village Panchayat has to be bitumen topped,” says Gomathi Nayagam, secretary, Gandhi Nagar Plot Owners Welfare Association.

The Association has made a representation about this issue to the Block Development Officer at Thiruporur and Thalambur Village Panchayat.

“Gandhi Nagar in Thalambur was developed 15 years ago. Around 2,200 houses and apartment complexes have come up in the locality. Yet the roads are in a deplorable condition,” says Gomathi.

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