Veteran social activist to call it a day

They include M1A (Thiruvanmiyur – Nanganallur), M21G (Broadway – Nanganallur), M18N (Guduvancherry – Nanganallur), 152N (Chennai Central – Nanganallur), 129C (Perambur – Nanganallur), and M154B (Nanganallur – Poonamallee). Every day, he would be at Hindu Colony bus terminus between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. to see if buses arrived on time. P. Krishnamurthy, secretary, Hindu Colony Association, Nanganallur, fondly known as ‘Bus Krishnamurthy’ in Nanganallur, will soon be calling it a day. Patience and persistence hold the key.”For details, contact K Sampath Kumar, president, Hindu Colony Association, at 944415529. The septuagenarian who has be serving his neighbourhood tirelessly for more than a decade, has announced that he will be retiring from social service soon due to health reasons.

P. Krishnamurthy, secretary, Hindu Colony Association, Nanganallur, fondly known as ‘Bus Krishnamurthy’ in Nanganallur, will soon be calling it a day.

The septuagenarian who has be serving his neighbourhood tirelessly for more than a decade, has announced that he will be retiring from social service soon due to health reasons.

He had played a key role in getting some of the MTC services for the region. They include M1A (Thiruvanmiyur – Nanganallur), M21G (Broadway – Nanganallur), M18N (Guduvancherry – Nanganallur), 152N (Chennai Central – Nanganallur), 129C (Perambur – Nanganallur), and M154B (Nanganallur – Poonamallee). He also ensured that route numbers M18C (T Nagar – Keezhkattalai), 52P (Moovarasampet – Broadway), and 52K (Keezhkattalai – Broadway) plied through MGR Road, Nanganallur.

Every day, he would be at Hindu Colony bus terminus between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. to see if buses arrived on time.

R. Ramesh, a commuter, said, “He would call the branch managers at Alandur, Adambakkam, Saidapet, Perambur and Poonamallee bus depots and enquire about the buses that were running late.”

“Based on his inputs, branch managers would operate extra services. He would literally don the role of a time-keeper.”

He has also helped the residents of Hindu Colony obtain electricity supply, domestic water connections, ration cards and link their Aadhaar accounts with bank accounts

Krishnamurthy says, “I used to take up issues with the authorities concerned. The authorities have almost always been helpful. Patience and persistence hold the key.”

For details, contact K Sampath Kumar, president, Hindu Colony Association, at 944415529. Stay updated with all the Chennai Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ.

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