Chennai: Just as Chennai started witnessing another spell of rains from Sunday, the Greater Chennai Corporation officials had said that they were planning to relay the bus route roads that were battered in the incessant rains last week in Chennai and coastal districts of Tamil Nadu.
The decision was taken in the aftermath of the payment of Rs 34 crore due to Chennai Corporation by different service departments that dug nearly 70 roads in the city limits for maintenance.
"Of the 470 bus route roads, 70 roads have been identified as unusable and accident prone. The restoration work was taken up in 32 roads by Public Works Department (PWD) and Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board among other civic departments before the onset of North-east monsoon", said a senior corporation official from bus route roads department. He added that the inability of the departments to pay Rs 34 crore (estimate) was what delayed the relaying work.
Corporation officials also claim that 80 per cent of the roads that are now listed as severely battered and unusable have been delayed by them in the last five years....