Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Rider's Voice

I was wondering how was it possible to make a road in a single day when there is a politician coming and at the same time it is so difficult to make a usual road.

The answer I got is "patch work".

I am seeing the chennai roads for more than 20 years and the scenario has not changed a lot to be frank. The roads are there but not in a proper form. Some places are really shabby for the past two decades.

There are some reasons (excuses) given by the authorities that the roads are made by contractors and the roads may get spoiled because of rains.

I have some questions in my mind and here they are;

Are the roads made properly?

Are they made up of quality products?

Is the process is quite fine?

If not what is the next plan we have?

If we notice the British period roads in Chennai, they are just fine. Then why not the new roads?

When there are some areas in the city have no issues on the roads, there are some areas where they hardly see a new road. Is it because of the VIP’s staying there?

Most of the road projects happens in the summer and they are getting spoiled in the rainy season. So shall we think of a new technology that will stand fine for all the seasons?

If the cost is the issue with the new technology implementation, isn’t it better to spend some more instead laying new roads every summer and patch working on every rainy season? As a result it will save money I guess!

I anticipate the new roads will be ready by February as the elections are approaching and the roads are going to be good as the elections are approaching.

Let us all think!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Its a rainy day!!!!!!

It was a Monday morning. It was raining so heavy but still had some work to be done. So got into my green rain coat and kick started my black panther (my regular readers know what it is). I was riding my bike on the road and I could notice that the roads are pretty much filled with vehicles and there were no school and college buses. It would have been amazing if it was a normal day without rains. But unfortunately it’s not.

The road had too much of damages and it was pretty much difficult to ride the bike. At the same time the traffic was relatively lesser. I was wondering why there is a need for holiday in schools and colleges on a heavy rain fall day.

· It is going to be really tough for the kids to commute as the roads are bad and the water is flooding everywhere.

· It is going to be unhealthy as there is a chance of decease spread across due to rain.

These are the two major reasons. Let us think the other way.

· If the roads are laid well then there is no problem for the kids

· If the waterways are maintained cleaner and stronger then the water will be flowing free and it will go to the respective destinations like sea, river, etc.

· If the city cleanliness is maintained properly then there is no need to worry about the deceases because of water blocks or heavy rains.

Will our Government bodies rethink on it?