Mambalam residents seek re-laying of battered roads

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: Battered roads and diverting the stagnating rainwater into wells through stormwater drains so as to recharge the groundwater were some of the issues highlighted at a meeting organised recently by Mambalam Exnora Innovators Club.

Residents complained that Elliamman Koil Street, Baroda Street, and Gopalan Street were unmotorable and wanted their surface to be re-laid.

They also demanded that encroachments on pavements of Arya Gowda Road, Brindavan Street and Thambiah Road Extension be removed.

S. Sambasivam, president of Postal Colony 2nd Street Civic Exnora, demanded the cleaning up of stormwater drains and installation of rainwater harvesting systems in all public and private buildings to reap the benefits of rain.

R. Govindaraj, president of the club, complained of about TASMAC shops on the Lake View Road and Thambiah Road. Customers park their vehicles on roads, inconveniencing the residents. S. Deepak, treasurer of the club, said use of old door numbers created confusion among the public. He suggested that the Chennai Corporation stick to the new door numbers from January 1, 2006.

V. Raman, president of Bakthavatchalam Street Civic Exnora, complained that restoration work of the corporation playground in their street was progressing at a snail's pace. He wanted this to be expedited.