‘Venice comes to Alwarpet’, said one.
‘C. P. Ramaswamy Road Canal’, said another.
Two of the many comments posted on this newspaper’s social media page, against a photo of the long, newly and half-done storm-water drain (SWD) being constructed alongside C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet. The drain filled with water after steady rains this past week. ( main photo)
All around this civic work is slush.
On Dr. Ranga Road, perhaps the worst form of civic work undertaken, you see a melange of cables strewn by the pavement side in wet soil. ( photo above)
On TTK Road, the same story; and slush all around. Off Vivekananda College and on P. S. Sivaswami Salai, earth excavated to lay new hi-tension power cables ( shifted to accommodate work of Chennai Metro) has either sunk in or rendered the road a tad dangerous to negotiate.
Numerous work spots of Chennai Metro dotting Luz Church Road – TTK Road zone are either slowing down traffic or causing traffic jams; this though is going to be the feature for at least a year.
At monsoon time, it is highly unlikely if the situation at the street and road level will improve, civic-wise though in many areas, water has drained away fast.