CHENNAI: Driving to Bengaluru from Chennai along national highway 48 takes 30 to 45 minutes longer now because an eight-km stretch from Poonamalle to Maduravoyal flyover is pothole-ridden. Huge traffic snarls are the result as heavy vehicles slowly manoevre around or through the potholes.
“How long does it take the Greater Chennai Corporation to fix a pothole?” This is among the questions relating to potholes that The Hindu Downtown put to officials in a few zones of the Greater Chennai Corporation, and here are the responses.
The presence of many potholes at this bus terminus is creating issues for the commuters and also for the MTC crew. It must be noted that in the last week a woman passenger broke her leg after getting down from the bus at this place.
Arterial roads of Chennai like the Anna Salai and the Poonamalle High Road, suffer from potholes, bumps and sewage stagnation among many other issues. (Photo | P Jawahar, EPS) 1 / 9. Joining those roads is the Arcot Road, a 12-kilometre stretch, which connects Nungambakkam to Porur.
Chennai traffic cops fill in potholes, remove sand from road. … Many people have greeted policemen for doing this, despite this was not their primary job.” Buoyed by the appreciation from people, the good samaritans in uniform decided to do something more for the people.
“The service lane is sandy and has huge potholes. At night, these potholes are not clearly visible. Due to this, there has been instances of accidents,” says S. Manoj, a resident of Poonamallee. Further, lorries could be found parked along the lane as there are many mechanic workshops on the stretch.
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