These civic drives to remove encroachments on roads and streets turn out to be a mockery, a wasted effort.
On Thursday, civic workers, aided by police security all the hawker shops on Mundagakanni Amman Koil Street, mostly those located opposite the busy temple.
The busy road looked clean and clear.
On Friday morning, the hawkers were back – tables set with goods like flowers and pooja articles. And business was back on the street side. In course of time, new stalls will be set up.