The following message is virally spreading on all social media. We have sent a clarification to Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to confirm why isn’t motor fuel brought under the ambit of GST.

Why petrol and diesel prices are not brought under GST. Now for petrol and diesel the central exise duty is 23% and state VAT is 34%. Total tax is 57%. If these essential products are brought under GST , the maximum tax will be only 28%, which means the prices of petrol and diesel can come down by almost 50%. The public at large will be benefited.

Petition Reference Number: MPANG/E/2017/04330 dated 15th July 2017

The pedestrian platform at Chromepet Bus Stand (towards Tambaram) particularly the stretch from overbridge till the traffic lights near MIT flyover has been literally taken over by the autos. Particularly the space near Mofussil Bus Stand has been converted as auto stand.

The auto drivers, with temerity, queue up their vehicles on the platform leaving no space for pedestrians and commuters who are forced to wait for their passengers on the road.

We would need some active policing and enforcement this area to bring discipline.

A copy of this report has been sent to Government of Tamil Nadu vide GOVTN/E/2017/02005

The location of Rajakilpakkam Petrol Bunk is unnecessarily adding traffic to the Rajakilpakkam intersection and entertaining wrongside driving. Petrol fillers from near Ranga Colony (Indian Bank Rajakilpakkam Road) and those from Madambakkam Road are coming in the wrong direction towards Indian Oil Petrol Pump to avoid circuitous U turn at 0.75 KM (Mahalakshmi Nagar Intersection).

Missing Traffic Enforcement and Lack of Steps by the Petrol Pump Owners are tonic to the increasing traffic problem at this intersection.

A report has been filed with the following for necessary action as on 15th July 2017:

  1. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas MPANG/E/2017/04329
  2. Government of Tamil Nadu GOVTN/E/2017/02004

A few days back I saw a report in The Hindu  on 12th May 2017 and reported the same to Government of Tamil Nadu. The text of the report/petition is as below.

Dear Team, The following article on The Hindu today illustrates the sorry state of MTC Bus Stop in Sembakkam. In the absence of a shelter at an MTC bus stop in Sembakkam, commuters have no other option but to brave the blazing sun. A good number of commuters wait at this stop as important route numbers such as 95 (East Tambaram to Thiruvaniyur); 99 (Adyar to West Tambaram); B51 (East Tambaram to T. Nagar); and 5A (East Tambaram to T. Nagar via Pallikaranai) plying through Velachery Main Road, halt here. Commuters could be found taking shelter at nearby commercial establishments and under a thaneer pandhal set up by members of a fan club of film actor Vijay. “It is a long wait in the afternoon hours when the frequency of the buses is low. What annoys us most is that many MTC drivers skip the stop though all route numbers are supposed to here. Unless commuters signal to them, the drivers do not halt,”says R. Shantha Thiagarajan, a commuter. As a result, many commuters walk up to the bus stop at Kamarajapuram or Santhosapuram, which are both two kilometres away. Thanks, Deepak Vasudevan

The response is still awaited from the competent authorities and the core summer itself is complete now.

 

We sent the belowsaid petition to Government of Tamil Nadu (GOVTN/E/2017/00647) on 10th March 2017 regarding rash driving in Ambattur Industrial Estate. The response came on 12th May 2017 as below.

Registration Number : GOVTN/E/2017/00647
Name Of Complainant : Deepak Kumar Vasudevan
Date of Receipt : 10 Mar 2017
Received by : Government of Tamil Nadu
Forwarded to : ADDL.COP TRAFFIC
Contact Address : The Additional Commissioner of Police Traffic,
Poonamallee High Road, Kilpauk,
Chennai600010
Grievance Description : Dear Team, There is a dire need of speed interceptor near Wavin Junction (Ambattur) because there is a petrol bunk and a couple of car workshops with vehicles entering and exiting the highway and despite this vehicles on the highway are recklessly speeding and also not caring about the pedestrians crossing the stretch. Thanks and Regards, Deepak Vasudevan
Current Status : CASE CLOSED
Date of Action : 12 May 2017
Details : இப்புகார் சம்மந்தமாக T1 அம்பத்தூா் காவல் ஆய்வாளா் அவா்கள் அறிக்கை சமா்ப்பித்ததில் தற்போது வாவின் சிக்னல் நல்ல முறையில் இயங்கி வருகிறது. காலை மற்றும் மாலை நேரங்களில் புகாரில் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ள பெட்ரோல் பங்க் அருகில் ரோந்து வாகனம் மூலம் போக்குவரத்து சரி செய்யப்படுகிறது என்றும் பாதசாரிகள் கடக்கும் இடத்தில் மார்ஷல் காவலா்கள் அலுவல் புரிய அறிவுறுத்தப்பட்டுள்ளது என்றும் வேகமாக வரும் வாகனங்களை கட்டுப்படுத்த Zig Zag Barricades அமைக்க நடவடிக்கை எடுத்து வருவதாகவும் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளார் என்பதை தெரிவித்துக்கொள்ளப்படுகிறது G1/Tr/427/2017, Dated:12/05/2017, Addl.COP/Traffic/Chennai-7

The following petition was sent to Metropolitan Transport Corporation on GOVTN/E/2017/01455 and the response is still awaited as of this publishing.

Dear Team,

The following issue is related to Metropolitian Transport Corporation (MTC). There are two services S3 and S10 operated from Chromepet bus stand towards Madambakkam and Jothi Nagar respectively. I have the following observations regarding them. S10. The number of services is very less. After 7.30 PM in the night there are no services. S3.

Even though at times you can see two buses crossing each other, the outlook of the staff is not receptive. They shirk duty and skip services/singles. There are supposed to be two buses at 8.45 and 9.20 PM during night. Yesterday we were waiting at Chromepet bus stand from 8.30.

Neither of the buses turned up. S3 non operations is not an isolated feature. Even during afternoon hours the frequency is erratic.

I think lack of checking and time keeper staff at Chromepet bus stand and/or Madambakkam is giving an undue advantage to the S3 crew to behave in such a way. Kindly do the needful.

Thanks and Regards,

Deepak Vasudevan

 

 

 

A petition was sent to TANGEDCO on 23rd December 2016 (GOVTN/E/2016/03034) as below.

Dear Sir/Madam, In Rajakilpakkam intersection at Velachery – Tambaram Road, there is a transformer. Near the transformer there are lot of wires which are dangling. I have clipped a photo and have enclosed along with this petition. You can find lot of wires criss-crossing on the road also. If there is water-logging it might become hazardous. Can you direct TANGEDCO/TANTRANSCO to take appropriate steps and have the wires hooked up within the transformer gadgets itself instead of dangling around the street? Thanks and Regards, Deepak Vasudevan

The response came back on 25th May 2017 regarding the follow-up action on 10th February 2017 as below.

Based on the petition , the site was inspected on 10.2.2017 the wires were restrung to maintain sufficient horizontal and verticles clearance from the transformer.