TAMIL NADU

In the open



Absence of a passenger shelter at the Samaypuram Tollgate is badly felt during summer. It is an important junction linking Tiruchi with Ariyalur on the east, Salem on the west and Perambalur on the north. Any little shade below a tarpaulin or asbestos sheet of a bakery, tea-stall or beside a mini-bus is all there for waiting passengers.

At least the plight of passengers bound for Salem, Samayapuram and Ariyalur are a bit better as they could find some shade or other beside petty shops. But, the plight of those bound for Perambalur is worse as they are literally on the crossroads, waiting under the scorching sun at a place about 50 metres away from the shops in the open.