The Chennai Corporation has started work on improving the civic infrastructure along 25 roads that are frequented by VVIPs. According to a police official, Many dignitaries from other parts of the country are likely to visit Chennai for the swearing-in ceremony. During the December 2015 rains, many footpaths were broken open to drain the water. We are repairing such footpaths on roads where VVIPs may go. Work on footpaths, kerbs, street lights, flyover lighting, signage, traffic islands, roadside parks and pruning of trees along 25 roads are going on.
Work underway includes repair of broken stormwater drains, pruning of trees and fixing of gratings along
Gandhi Mandapam Road,
Swami Sivananda Salai,
Durgabai Deshmukh Road,
DGS Dhinakaran Salai,
Santhome High Road,
Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai and General Patters Road.
The 25 roads are located in the southern and central areas of the Greater Chennai Corporation.
According to the official, As many as 196 spots in the city were waterlogged. (We) had to break open stormwater drains, footpaths and kerbs to facilitate drainage of water. As part of the security arrangement for these dignitaries, a different route would be chalked out for each of them. The police will be asking for an alternative route for each dignitary.
As part of the security arrangement for these dignitaries, a different route would be chalked out for each of them.
“The police will be asking for an alternative route for each dignitary,” said the official.
Many footpaths were broken open to drain out water during the floods last year