We, as a nation, have a callous attitude towards safety regulations and procedures- whether it relates to traffic, fire or hazardous substances. In a country where people throng in large numbers for any event, a small mishap could result in multiple casualties.
The recent temple tragedy in Kollam has only highlighted the need for proper safety measures and strict enforcement. But once this incident fades from memory and media glare, we revert to our old ways.
In Chennai, despite several incidents of electrical accidents and resultant fatalities, you still find most junction boxes open and connections, bare. A shocking situation indeed!
A scene from a Puraswalkam street captured during the Chennai Photowalk