Improve the condition of bad and unsafe roads

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Problem statement: How to improve the condition of bad and unsafe roads.

Location: Areas surrounding Pillayar Koil Street, Thoraipakkam

The Problem

The problem that everybody in the community is facing is bad roads. The roads are damaged and are unsafe for people to use. This problem has been there for a long time. It also creates a lot of accidents.

There are many residential communities surrounding this area. Numerous shops are also coming up. There are many schools like APL Global, Shishya, GTA Vidya Mandir and also many new and upcoming play schools. This is a fast developing area. But damaged roads is a major issue.

There is a huge pit in the middle of the road. This obstructs the passing vehicle.
There is a huge pit in the middle of the road. This obstructs the passing vehicle.
The road is very damaged. Travelling on this road can cause damage to other vehicles
The road is very damaged. Travelling on this road can cause damage to other vehicles

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The holes and pits have been covered with water. This makes it hard for people to travel.
The holes and pits have been covered with water. This makes it hard for people to travel.

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There are a lot of pits and holes on the roads. Many people, sometimes students themselves, slip, skid and fall in their two-wheelers.
There are a lot of pits and holes on the roads. Many people, sometimes students themselves, slip, skid and fall in their two-wheelers.

The Interviews

Name : Dakshana Moorthy

Background : Owner of a provision shop.

Age: 39

Gender: Male

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Opinion on roads

The roads are in a very bad condition. They should be fixed

How frequently they use these roads?

I use it every day to travel to the shop and I also use the vehicle to carry water cans.

Feelings about this issue

I feel very bad that the government is not doing anything. They have to find a solution.

Problems that occurred due to this

Many two-wheelers come skidding and fall over here although they are travelling at a low speed. Children who go to APL also skid and fall in their cycles.

Reasons for the road to be bad

It is mainly because of the government. This road was put long ago and they have left it just as it is. They are not taking care of it.

How was it before?

I have had this shop for 12 years and they have put the road only once – and that was 5 years back.

What can people do to help?

We can do nothing. Only the government can do it.

Name: Abirami

Background: Software Engineer

Age: 23

Gender: Female

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Opinion on roads

The roads are in very bad condition. Cars and bikes cannot travel in the road. The road needs improvement.

How frequently do you use these roads?

I use it every day for going to office.

Feelings about this issue

I feel that the government is not doing adequate things to improvise the condition of the road.

Problems that occurred due to this

During rain pits get filled up with water and it takes time to dry

Reasons for the road to be bad

The road might not have been laid properly.

How was it before?

It was the same(1 year ago)

What can people do to help?

We people cannot do anything. It is the government’s job to fix the road.

Name: Sudarshan

Background: Temple Priest

Age: 58

Gender: Male

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Opinion on roads

This problem has been there for a long time. The road is very damaged. It is a public problem

How frequently do you use these roads?

I have been here for 10 years and I use it every day to travel to the temple.

Feelings about this issue

I feel that this is a major issue. There is lot of problems to the public. Especially I feel bad that the damaged roads are right in front of the temple. It doesn’t look nice.

Problems that occurred due to this

People slip and fall. This causes many accidents. When there is rain the puddles get filled up with water. This creates traffic.

Reasons for the road to be bad

Many Heavy lorrys used to go by this road to avoid the toll. The road wasn’t meant for heavy vehicles so the road got damaged

How was it before?

The road was good before 2 years

What can people do to help?

People can maybe collect money from the people in this community and together build a new road.