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A street invaded by vehicles

  • A street invaded by vehicles

    Summary: On this street off Avvai Shanmugam Salai (also known as Lloyds Road), many vehicles can be found parked most times of the day. We cleared the stormwater drains on the first lane before cyclone Vardah and I will ensure it is cleaned regularly,” he says. “Unauthorised parking of vehicles, sometimes on all the three lanes in the locality, was what essentially brought us together. Many find the lane a safe place to park their vehicles as it is a dead end. ‘Desilt SWDs’As stormwater drains are not periodically de-silted, there is water-logging even after a light shower, complain residents.

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    At Avvai Shanmugam First Lane in Royapettah, residents walk — not by choice though. On this street off Avvai Shanmugam Salai (also known as Lloyds Road), many vehicles can be found parked most times of the day. Many of the vehicles belong to visitors to the AIADMK’s party office. Driving down the road is impossible as the stretch is blocked by the police when a party meeting is on.

    Vendors of flowers, fruits and other items encroach upon the pavements. Many find the lane a safe place to park their vehicles as it is a dead end. Over 200 residents formed the Lloyds Road Association five years ago to tackle this and a few other problems plaguing the locality. Now, in these tech-driven times, they stay connected through a Whatsapp group. Although aware that they are fighting a losing battle (when it comes to the parking issue), residents don’t want to give up. “Unauthorised parking of vehicles, sometimes on all the three lanes in the locality, was what essentially brought us together.

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/a-street-invaded-by-vehicles/article18184517.ece


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