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Civic body begins work on cycle tracks in Besant Nagar

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The Hindu               17.01.2013

Civic body begins work on cycle tracks in Besant Nagar

Aloysius Xavier Lopez

The Chennai Corporation has begun work on commissioning bicycle tracks in the city.

“Work on creating a 2.2-metre-wide bicycle track on Besant Nagar Second Avenue has started. A bicycle track network with respect to Elliot’s Beach and Indira Nagar railway station will be readied based on this track,” said a Corporation official.

Though some residents had earlier opposed the bicycle track, the Corporation then organised a meeting with all residents to explain the significance of the project to them, the official added.

Another cycle network has been proposed to be commissioned in K.K. Nagar near P.T. Rajan Salai. The area has a lot of schools, and children will be able to use the tracks to bicycle to school.

The Corporation will conduct a stakeholders’ meeting in K.K. Nagar before finalising the alignment of the tracks here.

Bicycle tracks will also be constructed on Swami Sivananda Salai and Wallajah Road as part of the pedestrianisation of Chepauk, Mylapore and T. Nagar.

Tenders for the pedestrianisation project will be floated next week, officials said.

A 7-km-long bicycle track connecting Fort Station and Marina beach has already been announced by the Mayor. The stretch covering Swami Sivananda Salai will be part of this project.

Another network has been proposed for K.K. Nagar, officials said.

 

Three types of speed-breakers to come up

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Deccan Chronicle             10.01.2014

Three types of speed-breakers to come up

Chennai: Motorists who curse the bumpy speed breakers can now hope for some respite from the corporation which has decided to make motor-friendly speed-breakers.

The non-uniform speed breakers would be re­m­oved and new ones will be installed. Ch­­ennai corporation had be­en receiving compla­ints reg­arding so­me sp­ee­d-br­eakers.

“Several speed-breakers set up in the city are not est­abli­hed as per Indian Road Congress gu­ide­li­nes,” the release no­ted, adding that the civic bo­dy had decided to in­stall three specific types of sp­e­ed breakers, which wo­u­ld regulate the vehicles at a speed of 25 km, 15 km and 10 km per hour. Ro­ad tu­rns, accident-pr­o­ne zo­nes, hospital and sc­hool zo­nes will be exa­mi­n­ed.

“I welcome the corporation’s move to custo­m­ise the speed-breakers as they could be life savi­ng,” sa­­id Dr V. Kanagasabai, di­­­r­e­ctor of medical edu­c­a­­t­ion and dean of MMC.

“Wh­en a sp­ee­ding vehicle hits an non-uniform sp­e­ed br­ea­k­er, it could lead to an acc­ide­nt, resulting in in­ju­ries, particularly to the spinal cord.

“People who have un­dergone hip replacement surgeries and senior citiz­ens can suffer spontane­o­us fractures,” Dr Ka­na­ga­s­abai said.

“Many of the speed-breakers are not un­iformly laid and my vehicle gets severely damaged by those,” said La­­xman Ramesh, a re­tired furnace engineer at Ve­lachery. “I wonder whe­ther they are ‘speed-bre­akers’ or ‘vehicle breakers’,” he adds.

 

Three types of speed-breakers to come up

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Deccan Chronicle             09.01.2014

Three types of speed-breakers to come up

Chennai: Motorists who curse the bumpy speed breakers can now hope for some respite from the corporation which has decided to make motor-friendly speed-breakers.

The non-uniform speed breakers would be re­m­oved and new ones will be installed. Ch­­ennai corporation had be­en receiving compla­ints reg­arding so­me sp­ee­d-br­eakers.

“Several speed-breakers set up in the city are not est­abli­hed as per Indian Road Congress gu­ide­li­nes,” the release no­ted, adding that the civic bo­dy had decided to in­stall three specific types of sp­e­ed breakers, which wo­u­ld regulate the vehicles at a speed of 25 km, 15 km and 10 km per hour. Ro­ad tu­rns, accident-pr­o­ne zo­nes, hospital and sc­hool zo­nes will be exa­mi­n­ed.

“I welcome the corporation’s move to custo­m­ise the speed-breakers as they could be life savi­ng,” sa­­id Dr V. Kanagasabai, di­­­r­e­ctor of medical edu­c­a­­t­ion and dean of MMC.

“Wh­en a sp­ee­ding vehicle hits an non-uniform sp­e­ed br­ea­k­er, it could lead to an acc­ide­nt, resulting in in­ju­ries, particularly to the spinal cord.

“People who have un­dergone hip replacement surgeries and senior citiz­ens can suffer spontane­o­us fractures,” Dr Ka­na­ga­s­abai said.

“Many of the speed-breakers are not un­iformly laid and my vehicle gets severely damaged by those,” said La­­xman Ramesh, a re­tired furnace engineer at Ve­lachery. “I wonder whe­ther they are ‘speed-bre­akers’ or ‘vehicle breakers’,” he adds.

 


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