Traffic jams and road blocks are a common sight near Sai Baba Temple, Mylapore on Thursdays. Vehicles entering Venkatesa Agraharam Road are not allowed to pass by the temple and have to turn left into Alamelumangapuram. The same is the case for vehicles entering the area from the other side. They have to take a right into V. C. Garden and are not allowed to cross the temple. In addition to the diversion, vehicles have to wait for a long time to manoeuvre their way out of the street.
S. Swetha, a student, who passes by that area regularly is frustrated with the road blocks. She says, “The situation doesn’t change at all. The authorities must do something to regulate traffic here as this happens every week. It takes a very long time to cross that small stretch and the heat is definitely not helping the situation”.