“Story of the Missing Median” – Continues….

Road Safety

A temporary median made of concrete blocks being replaced. Pic : Raghukumar Choodamani

This is in continuation to my  previous blog post.

A median made up of concrete blocks was originally installed between the Venkatraman Canal Street – Perambur High Road intersection  to the Perambur High Road – Madhavaram High Road intersection. This median existed until 2015 elections before it was removed, further details relating to this matter can be found in the link above.

After repeated follow ups with the AE BRR, AC Traffic and the Zonal Office, a temporary median made of concrete blocks and metal barricades was set up for a small length on the road in front of the Perambur Railway Station a few months ago.

The same is now being replaced with a permanent median made of metal as is being installed in other parts of the City. Thank you Greater Chennai City Corporation for addressing our concerns (albiet partially). Though it has taken a long time, it is better late than never.

Permanent median made of metal Pic : Raghukumar Choodamani

Story Continues….

Given a significant rise in the volume of traffic on Perambur High Road and also a lack of responsibility to drive safely on the roads amongst the commuters we have no other options left but to continue escalating our long pending request for a proper median to be installed between the Perambur Railway Station and Saraswathy Square intersection.

With 3 Tasmac bars in the neighborhood ..and.. a lack of will on the part of the Enforcement agencies to act against drunken driving honestly, it becomes all the more imperative for us to take up this issue seriously with the concerned agencies.

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Raghukumar Choodamani is a resident of Chennai and likes to write about his observations in Chennai.