Chennai: Suburban stations as obstacle courses

Earlier posts on this blog have drawn a heart-warming reaction from scholars studying the plight of pedestrian rights in Chennai.

Here is a picture of the current state of the entrance to Kodambakkam suburban train station. This serious obstacle to the movement of passengers at the station entrance has been lying almost unattended for a month now. Remember that this station is used by many blind people who go to the Backward Classes Students Hostel on Viswanathapuram Main Road.

Does this conform to the National Urban Transport Policy?

After dark, this spot becomes even more dangerous to even normal sighted people because of its condition and bad lighting. The Chennai Division of Southern Railway apparently does not find the time to devote to such problems that afflict our suburban train system.

Read an earlier post here.


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