CHENNAI: On June 16, 2011, students of Prince Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Madipakkam were greeted with slushy roads and open drains when it reopened after summer holidays. A year later, the situation is no different. Students, especially small children, find it difficult to use the roads, which have been dug up for underground drainage work.
The school has nearly 8,000 students and most of them come either by bicycle or on foot. Saying that the underground drainage work has left Kannaki Street in a pathetic condition, parents said their repeated complaints have fallen on deaf ears. Civic officials continued to ignore the problems of their area even after Madipakkam was included under the ambit of the Chennai Corporation. Read more
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