Saturday, October 11, 2003
The corporation of Chennai seems to be doing something about encroachments onto roads: at least around my home. Saravana Bhavan�s newly constructed spacious �parking lot� that took up a lot of road space has been demolished and tarred over. More importantly, a temple in our vicinity, which has forever eluded corporation and traffic hazard regulations, has been asked to shift. For a long time, the best way to elude eviction for small hawkers, auto stand cartels and petty shops, has been to construct a small wall with red and white stripes on it. I guess the authorities have finally decided to go ahead and slaughter the holy cow. In order to keep all sides happy, they have in fact given the temple an alternate piece of land close to the original location, but much away from the road.
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