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Vehicles seized by Tirumangalam police hinder movement of pedestrians

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Tirumangalam residents seek a solution

Vehicles seized within Tirumangalam police limits have been dumped on the footpaths of School Road and East Main Road hindering the movement of pedestrians. Until a few weeks ago, the Tirumangalam police station functioned at a building on East Main Road. The structure has been razed to the ground for the construction of a new building. The Tirumangalam police are now functioning from a temporary accommodation near the intersection of School Road and East Main Road. The seized vehicles remain on the footpaths of these two roads.

“We have been requesting the local police for many years to remove the seized vehicles from the footpaths. We have now even written to the Chief Minister and the Commissioner of Police about the issue. Until a permanent place is made ready for them, the seized vehicles can be kept temporarily kept at the plot where the old police station was demolished recently,” says P. Vadivel, secretary, Anna Nagar Western Extension Association.

School Road is accessed by students and their parents to reach schools located on the opposite side of J.N. Main Road in Tirumangalam, every day. The Millennium Park, the biggest open and green space in

the neighbourhood, is also located on School Street, and many residents of the neighbourhood walk to the facility.

Except the section near the old police station on School Road junction, the footpath is free of encroachments.

According to residents, civic officials have also informed the Tirumangalam police to have the seized vehicles removed as they harbour mosquitoes, posing a threat to public health.

Police sources say that police personnel are now working in a cramped space. In such a situation, finding a location for these seized vehicles is difficult.

It may be recalled that sometime ago, the Greater Chennai Corporation, in association with the police, launched a drive against abandoned vehicles. It was mentioned that the crackdown would also take into account seized vehicles that have been dumped on the streets.

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