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Posted: Jul 10 2016 (10:37)

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Jul 10 2016 (08:51)   Damaged stormwater channel creates problems for pedestrians
 

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Pedestrians, which include commuters using Vysarpadi and Perambur railway stations, on the Perambur Main Road have to walk on the carriageway as several portions of a closed stormwater concrete channel running alongside the railway track has been damaged. The portions that are not damaged have been encroached upon by hawkers.
The December 2015 rains, Corporation officials said, damaged the channel at many spots.
The concrete channel is around seven feet deep and three feet wide; waste water and untreated sewage flow into the channel, which is connected to Buckingham Canal.
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year, Corporation constructed new concrete lids to cover a few damaged portions on the channel on the stretch (opposite B.B. Road) after residents complained about them.
However, now most of the lids have caved in but civic officials have not done anything to set things right,” said K. Prakash, a resident of Perambur.
Every day, hundreds of travellers at the Perambur railway station, including long-distance travellers, board buses from the bus stop near the railway station.
Before Chennai Central, Perambur railway station is the biggest station on the western railway line of the suburban train network in terms of numbers of passengers — at least 50,000 commuters use the facility every day and this includes those travelling by express trains. The railway station and Perambur Main Road are crowded, especially during the morning and evening rush hour. With autorickshaws and maxi cabs parked next to the bus bay at the bus stop, the width of the stretch is considerably reduced.
Southern Railway has opened new entrances opposite the bus terminus in Perambur to help travellers, especially those on long- distance travel, board buses easily.
Many damaged portions of the channel are located near such entrances and also near a pedestrian subway along Perambur Main Road. During rush hour, pedestrians have to stop the traffic to cross the stretch at several points, which include those near the bus terminus, Adyar Ananda Bhavan and B.B. Road ‘T’ junction.
On the other hand, Perambur Main Road is a vital link between the northern and western parts of the city. Several neighbourhoods in the north including Pulianthope, Royapuram, Vysarpadi, Tondiarpet are connected with those on the western side, which include Sembium, Villivakkam, Padi, Ambattur, Anna Nagar, Ayanavaram and Kolathur.
Several school students and office-goers use the stretch to reach these areas every day.
“We are aware of the damage to the channel. We will construct a new concrete lid after de-silting the channel as the city is experiencing frequent rains now,” said a Corporation official.
Last year, the Corporation constructed new concrete lids. Now, most of the lids have caved in

  
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Must be repaired soon
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