Tar-topping of important roads is being demanded by residents in VGN Nagar locality in Chennai.
At the 10th annual general body meeting of VGN Nagar Residents Welfare Association, which was held recently at Nolambur, the residents raised many issues pending with the Chennai Corporation and other government agencies.
They said that it was a perennial problem and newly-laid roads would not withstand even a short spell of rain. After several petitions, Guruswamy Road, Second Cross Street and Third Cross Street, were levelled with gravel stones. Though motorable, pedestrians find it hard to use the road.
According to office-bearers of the association, when the issue was presented to the Chennai Mayor, the main reason mentioned for not taking up the road-laying work was the proposed drainage project. It was argued that if the project took of, the newly laid road would have to be dug, thereby damaging it. A sum of Rs. 5.5 crore was sanctioned and the details of streets covered were provided to them by the Chennai Corporation officials.
As the commencement of road work was getting delayed due to some issues, last week the association met the Deputy Mayor, P. Benjamin, and he directed the officials to do patch up work on the pit holes in the road.