It may attract tens of thousands of passengers and visitors, may be featured in all tourist promos, but Chennai Central is surrounded by filth.
Even the footpath leading from Park Station is unspeakably dirty, especially after a spell of rain.
This picture taken today shows the dug up footpath, with a muddy mass on it, a far cry from the may it was after costly tiles were laid. It stretched like this for a furlong.
At left, the road margin is full of sewage, feces and the urine of hundreds flowing right from Stanley Viaduct.
When cities can’t get the basics right, just
what are they good at? Or, what are they good for?