Luz Circle zone is almost an island now.
It has been barricaded on all sides to allow the contractors of Chennai Metro start the first phase of what will be a challenging, long-drawn and intensive work to construct two rail stations for the two lines that will intersect in a way at this junction.
The lines running north to south, and east to west.
The barricades are now firmly in place though bikes and cycles can squeeze their way through – but this will be possible only for some days before the area becomes a No Go Zone.
On the weekend, barricades came up just outside ThiruMylai MRTS station and at the R K Mutt Road – North Mada Street junction.
Large container-like work stations have already been located in this area. More equipment will arrive here, transported at night.
In a fortnight, this zone will look like an industrial work space.
No Go Zones are also being tightened on Kutchery Road and on Luz Church Road.