Some inner streets in Mandaveli – Mandavelipakkam zone are being relaid now by Chennai Corporation’s contractors.
The GCC’s Assistant Engineer of Unit 126 is ensuring that milling is taking place in all the streets that are to be relaid.
Milling is the process by which a layer of the existing street/ road is completely removed specified in the manual and only then is the street / road relaid. If this is not done, then the height of the road or street rises and poses dire problems to residents, especially when monsoon rains begin to flood the area.
But there is another problem that contractors face in this job – the endless parking of cars and vans on streets which does not allow for a complete job to be undertaken when streets are relaid – reason why you witness two far sides of a street are bald relaid while the rest of the street is relaid.
- Report, photo by C. R. Balaji