Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Shabby State of Sholinganallur Toll Plaza Signage

Sholinganallur Toll Plaza was inaugurated with much fan fare a few years ago to augment the highways department revenue towards maintenance of road in the city's IT Corridor. However as days went by it is only near these tolls the roads are wider. Even a few furlong before and after the road shrinks in its width besides the fact the condition of the road remains battered like crazy.

Adding to the chaos, the signboard regarding Zero Ticket in Sholinganallur Toll Plaza was found in a tattered condition. I am definitely sure that the collections would be in crores even per day but they have not bothered to fix this signage at all. Aren't there one supervisory folk in this toll plaza who watches these issues in the surroundings?

Steep reduction of Bus Services by Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai)

Of late citing reduced earnings, the transport undertaking of Government of Tamil Nadu operating in Chennai (Metropolitan Transport Corporation) has been steadfast in taking active measures in curtailing a lot of services causing much discomfort to the passengers.

At times even a 30 KM stretch is serviced by a single bus (both up and down) something similar to remote villages. We have raised this issue with MTC for a few services and would like to summarize their responses for the benefit of everyone.

Bus Service Request Sent Response Received
PP 51 I used to see a bus called PP51 plying between Tambaram East/Padhuvancheri/Chitlapakkam and Broadway/Parrys till a few months ago. But these days the bus does not seem to be operating. Can you help me with any updated schedules of the route and its current plying route. Currently I was expecting it at Kamarajapuram bus stand and Chromepet. At present one service is operating in Rt.No.PP51 (Tambaram East- Broadway) for the convenience of passengers Further suitable instructions have been given to the concerned Branch Manager to operate the route no.PP51 as per the time schedule without any curtailment.Lr.No.175/16416/TRg3/MTC/2019.Dated.19.03.2019