Civic workers trim avenue trees only when monsoon arrives. Little done at other times. Look at Dr. Ranga Road.

It is about 3 p.m. on the weekend and we are on Dr. Ranga Road, moving from the Warren Road junction towards C. P. Ramaswamy Road.

Under almost every roadside tree, we find mounds of branches of the trees – some seem to have collapsed in the rain, but most must have been the waste generated after workers engaged by the civic agency cropped the trees that may have tilted or pose some danger to people using this road.

Local people inform us that the cropping was carried out that Saturday morning – hours later, there is no sign of civic ic workers clearing this busy road of the green waste.

Some residents here said that GCC unit members should have trimmed the avenue trees long before the monsoon set in. They say they have not noticed any GCC worker making the effort to inspect roadside trees and act on those that pose some danger or can disrupt life.