After the steady rainfall in the past hours, the hugely popular Alphonso playground on the South Canal Bank Road, Mandavelipakkam, presents a sorry picture.
There were large puddles of water when we visited after 11 a.m. This made it impossible for youths who are having their summer holidays, to play here.
“As a result of this condition of the ground, I cannot play here today,” said Leander, a boy who is not yet in his teens and was hanging around the playground.
This ground is managed by Chennai Corporation but popularly known as Alphonsa ground; it has been once home to many popular football teams who practiced here.
The Mylapore MLA has promised some additional facilities here. He said a skating rink and silambam training space was asked for among other requests. READ more here – https://www.mylaporetimes.com/2023/03/mla-says-people-want-skating-rink-and-silambam-training-area-to-be-created-at-alphonsa-playground/
- Input for this story and photo came from Smruthy M, a student trainee at Mylapore Times