Motorcyclists find themselves on uneven ground in Porur

One half of the road is sufficiently blacktopped and the other looks battered

A stretch of Mount-Poonamallee Main Road close to the ramp of the Porur flyover, in the Iyyapanthangal direction, is uneven, with one half of the road looking good, and other half wearing a pitted look.

There have been many cases of motorcyclists skidding on the pitted section. With a primary school of the Greater Chennai Corporation located nearby, this stretch of Mount-Poonamallee Main Road is frequented by children.

According to Corporation officials, the stretch was dug by Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) to lay water pipes from Ramapuram to Porur.

After the completion of the pipe-laying work in August, the dug-up portion was relaid by the State Highways except for a distance of 200 metres (between the government school and Porur junction).

“At night, the unevenness on the road evades notice,” says S. Vijayan, a resident of Ramapuram.

An official of the State Highways says “The uneven portion of the stretch (from the government school to the ramp of the Porur flyover) is supposed to be widened; however, due to issues in land acquisition, commencement of the widening work is getting delayed. Therefore, the uneven portion of the stretch has not been levelled yet. For the time being, bitumen has been laid.” Porur residents say that the stretch is busy, thanks to the presence of many IT companies in the vicinity, and therefore it should be levelled without much delay.

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