We have been acutely dismayed and severely disturbed by panicky traffic situation and haphazard driving on Velachery Tambaram Road specifically between Camp Road and Medavakkam. Countless amount of time we have given heads-up to Chennai City Traffic Police via their social media page. However there hasn’t been any action. Hence we felt we would register a complaint (vide reference number AAD1500450 on 3rd September 2015) using CCTNS.

 

No. Intersection Notes
1 Camp Road The left turn from Sembakkam towards Tambaram towards Bharat college is panicky. Onecan not think that there is no traffic and can confidently cross the street as some ‘magic’ rider would dart in as-if from the sky and would knock down the pedestrian.
2 Mahalakshmi Nagar Even though there is a traffic light there is hardly any respect for the same. I have seen MTC buses proceeding towards Sembakkam just ignoring the traffic light after starting from the bus stop here.

The enterers to Chitlapakkam Main Road from Sembakkam direction are again a big nuisance as they form like an array of frontline battalion at the intersection.

3 Rajakilpakkam
  1. The signal at this intersection is literally of no use as no one respects it.
  2. At times in the morning even at 8 AM either the signal does not function or just keeps blinking.
  3. There is a total anarchy 24×7 in this stretch as vehicles go whims and fancy in any direction.
  4. You can regularly witness vehicles plying in the wrong direction from the Indian Bankroadtowards the Indian Oil Petrol Bunk.
  5. People coming out of Madambakkam road towards Tambaram also do a rash overtaking and turn left.
  6. Those who come from this road to fill petrol resort to driving in the wrong direction to avoid a U turn near Mahalakshmi Nagar.
  7. People coming outside VOC street to merge into Velachery Tambaram road also do not carry about the traffic on themainstreet. They almost come on themainstreet and squat there for the traffic to reduce. This causes a literal and regular quarrelsome behavior on a regular basis.
4 Kamarajapuram
  1. The road crossing here is particularly dangerous considering a narrower stretch towards Sembakkam direction and an uneven multi-lane on the opposite side.
  2. Also the median divider on the panchayat side is thrown down and some buses park in the middle of the road.
5 Gowrivakkam Despite presence of two colleges (SIVET and CIPET) there is a high level of honking and also high speeding in this stretch.

 

I admit that CCTP workforce alone can not do everything because of the ratio between volume of traffic and number of available traffic enforcement. I have a suggestion. How about engaging local businesses and/or local public or associations to depute some people to enforce discipline in this area under their supervision. This way, an unnecessarily heavy workload and stress on your workforce can be avoided and at the same time a better traffic control be also enforced.

We would need to look at these stretches ASAP because the traffic situation is grievous considering the growth of vehicles in a typical geometric progression. In my personal experience even a few weeks back one biker just knocked me down at Rajakilpakkam bus stop. A few days back in the evening at 10.45 PM the Uber taxi which I was riding was brushed violently on its side by a speeding biker overtaking in the wrong direction exactly at this stretch.

CCTNS reply history is as below:

Date Source Status Officer Reply
17-11-2015 DCP-ST.THOMAS MOUNT Disposed complaint has been transfer to concern point of relevant jurisdiction.
14-09-2015 ST.THOMAS MOUNT-MDTR Forwarded to DCP Dear Complainant, Your complaint has been received and forwarded to Addl. Commissioner of Police, Traffic Zone, Chennai Traffic Police for necessary action
11-09-2015 CHENNAI RAILWAYS-MDTR Forwarded Other Moderator – ST.THOMAS MOUNT Dear complaints, Your petitions has been received and forwarded to the Chennai City, because other jurisdiction, Thank you,
08-09-2015 KANCHEEPURAM-MDTR Forwarded Other Moderator – CHENNAI RAILWAYS Dear Complaints. Your petitions has been received and forward to the Chennai City, because other jurisdictions Thank you,

 

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