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Giant wall built for stalled elevated corridor


CHENNAI: T Santhanam, a 50-year-old accountant in a personal company in Mogappair East, now takes extra precaution while using from place of job in the course of the Mettukulam highway on Poonamallee High Road. He will have to be sure his car does not again ram into that enormous wall on the centre of the road.

Santhanam recalled his enjoy about how he escaped without accidents, after he failed to spot the wall. “I didn’t notice the wall the first time I drove right here. There were no lighting and I rammed directly into it. Though the automobile used to be totally damaged on the front I luckily escaped unhurt,” he stated.

The 500-ft lengthy wall used to be built a couple of years in the past to facilitate development of Madras Port - Maduravoyal elevated hall. Since the project were given right into a criminal tangle, the development used to be stopped. And the wall has now turn out to be a hindrance without cost flow of visitors.


A visitors inspector monitoring the area stated that there were a number of accidents on account of poor lighting fixtures across the structure.“One can't spot it from a ways. This highway is too unhealthy to drive, principally right through evening,” stated Purushottam Rao, a salesman.


Motorists claimed they've even taken up the issue to local officers asking for them to either take away the wall or to place a barricade round it. “I in my view visited the local councillor and asked him to no less than put adequate lighting fixtures across the structure. But there is no growth,” stated Santhanam.


Paranthaman M, zonal officer of Zone 8, Shenoy Nagar, stated they are acutely aware of all complaints on the structure and are taking steps to unravel it.


“We can't take away the wall because the criminal complaints are happening, but the development is more likely to revive in a month or two. But to avoid any longer mishap we will be able to quickly be hanging reflectors round it,” he stated.


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