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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Periyar Bus stand's Overhead passengers walkway bridge to be removed - unified decision taken

As you all know, there is a Overhead passengers walkway bridge in Periyar Bus stand. For the people to walk from the Temple side (or south side city bus stand in Periyar Bus stand) to and fro to North and West side City Bus stand in Madurai Periyar Bus stand.

There had been complaints that the bridge was not being used by the passengers/pedestrians and everyone crosses the road directly. Because of this traffic congestion happens and also accidents happen. Moreover pedestrians used the overhead bridge as toilets only and other anti-social activities.

Yesterday a decision in Corporation was taken for removal of the bridge itself and that was accepted. It will take 15 days to remove it in a normal way, so they are going to appoint a kerala group who would take it out in just one day.

Very nice (sarcastically)!! We build the bridge with people's money and now we destroy it again by spending some more money. Why can't we think about it in first place itself!? Even the newspaper's like Dinamalar mentioned not to construct this in first place and no one will use it properly, but no one listened to it.

Why can't we come up with usable ideas? Or atleast why can't the people use it properly?! Mistake lies in both sides. But the decision to destroy the bridge itself is completely not acceptable. Why can we use it properly by regulating it properly?

Here is an idea...If we build a rails in between this road, people cannot cross the road directly, and the people will be compelled to use the bridge only. Why can't we do that? Will that affect the business over there? The businesses over there can use vehicles to move between these roads.

I think building rails in between road is the good idea, instead of destroying it. If needed, try to expand the bridge, instead of destroying it.

Humble request to all the officers.

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