In Chennai, whichever way you turn you can see banners, posters, cutouts and flex boards. They may be from political parties, cinemas, temples, evangelists, training centres or sex clinics. These are not only eyesores but also hindrance or distractions for the citizens. Somehow, we have been tolerating the situation due to our indifference or helplessness.
Occasionally, there will be initiatives by NGOs or by individuals through the court (as in the present case), but none of these have had sustained impact on the outcome. What can be done?
During my recent trip to Odisha, I was pleasantly surprised to see most of the public walls were covered with tastefully painted themes, both in capital Bhubaneswar and in the pilgrim town of Puri. If a state like odisha can do it why not Tamil Nadu?
5 p.m on a weekday is a very busy time on Mount Road. But the subway in front of the post office was deserted. There were just two pedestrians (in picture) and two sleeping men on the floor other than me. Looked little daunting.
The storm Vardah affected most utilities in Chennai. Some restored the service fairly quickly while others took some time.
A leading broadband service provider was the worst affected as their services were all by overhead cables strung haphazardly over buildings, trees, and poles. In some places, services were not restored for over 5 weeks. Many thought that this was the end of the service provider. So this garland on rejected cables probably signifies a requiem for that company or for any service over overhead wires.
BTW, is there no law against tying unauthorized cables over electric poles, trees, or other public structures?
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