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Uneasy wait for commuters

  • Uneasy wait for commuters

    Summary: Photo: D. MadhavanAt the Villivakkam railway station, there are concrete slabs around trees. The reason behind the unexpected choice: the state of the asbestos roof at the shelters, especially at platform 2 and 3. The asbestos sheets were damaged in the cyclonic storm, Vardah. “A few asbestos sheets hang precariously. Many of the asbestos sheets that form the roof of the shelters were severely damaged in cyclone Vardah, but are yet to be replaced.

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    The asbestos sheets were damaged in the cyclonic storm, Vardah. Photo: D. Madhavan At the Villivakkam railway station, there are concrete slabs around trees.

    Then, there are spanking new granite benches on the platforms. Commuters prefer the slabs to the benches. The reason behind the unexpected choice: the state of the asbestos roof at the shelters, especially at platform 2 and 3. On platform 2, trains towards Chennai Central and Beach stop.

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/uneasy-wait-for-commuters/article18184544.ece


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