Urapakkam resident seeks to make railway stations on Tambarm-Beach line cleaner

May 18, 2018 05:05 pm | Updated 05:05 pm IST

CHENNAI : 16/05/2018 : FOR DOWNTOWN : Rajesh Kannan Yadav who painted the walls at Park station . Photo: K. Pichumani

CHENNAI : 16/05/2018 : FOR DOWNTOWN : Rajesh Kannan Yadav who painted the walls at Park station . Photo: K. Pichumani

Some commuters detraining at platforms one and two of Park railway station would take a passageway and urinate in the open, not far from these platforms.

Rajesh Kannan Yadav put an end to this problem by fencing the open passageway and also installing five LED lights there.

Besides, Rajesh employed professional artists and painted the walls around this passageway with messages in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and English requesting commuters to not urinate in the open.

“Since 2016, I have been going around Urapakkam railway station, every morning, to remove the trash that would be strewn around and to throw it in dustbins,” says Rajesh, who is a resident of Urappakam. He had also scrapped the posters and whitewashed the walls of the ticket counter room, kept potted plants, painted the benches, and fixed or installed lights outside the ticket counter room and beneath the foot-over-bridge.

“When they learnt about my work at the Urapakkam station, higher officials of Southern Railway requested me to do the same at the Park terminal. R. Jeba Armstrong, senior section engineer, and K. Venkateswara Rao, senior section engineer, Park railway station, helped and supported me a lot,” says Rajesh.

Kannan Yadav can be contacted at 98402 83359.

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