Many roads are ready to get new names and name signs

Greater Chennai Corporation studies representations of citizens, organizations to rename roads

Greater Chennai Corporation studies representations of citizens, organizations to rename roads

The Greater Chennai Corporation has started renaming the roads and is considering several requests from stakeholders demanding the renaming of various roads.

The society’s commissioner, Gagandeep Singh Bedi, said the civic body had started receiving letters from various stakeholders to rename the roads in the city. In addition to renaming the roads, the Company installed new name signs, replacing those that were damaged.

A study of 4,013 roads was carried out to erect new name signs. Of these, name signs have been erected on 1,561 roads and the rest will be covered shortly. Before embarking on the task, the municipal authorities will check whether there has been a request from residents to rename a road.

Usually, the civic body does not accept requests for road name changes. But the request will only be accepted if it is deemed valid and supported by reliable information on the history of the place. Under the previous DMK regime (2006-2011), the civic body prepared a list of roads to be renamed in Tamil.

This month the civic body renamed Whannels Road near Egmore Railway Station and the state government issued a government order renaming the road after Annai EVR Maniammaiyar. The route was renamed following a request from Ki. Veeramani, secretary of Periyar Suyamariyathai Prachara Niruvanam. In a letter to the Society, Mr. Veeramani highlighted the centenary celebrations of Maniammaiyar and the role played by her in the Dravidian movement.

The letter mentioned his role in the growth and development of underprivileged children and in providing a higher education for children.

In his letter, Mr Veeramani recalled the unveiling of the Maniammaiyar statue on the road by former Prime Minister VP Singh in 1994. Renaming the road after it would be a mark of respect for his work for the empowerment of women , he said.

A few months ago, the civic body beautified the road and allocated new homes for 59 families of homeless residents. Two of the homeless residents, who recently graduated from a women’s college, have been awarded new homes in the city.

In memory of Vivekh

Similarly, the civic body renamed Padmavathi Nagar Main Road following a request from residents.

Locals wanted to rename the road after actor Vivekh.

Ward 128 road in Kodambakkam area was renamed Chinna Kalaivanar Vivekh Salai. Nadigar Sangam’s Vice President Poochi S. Murugan wrote to Chief Minister MK Stalin on April 18 asking to rename one of Chennai’s roads in honor of the actor. A government order has been issued to rename the road.

Historian V. Sriram said that renaming the roads had become a routine exercise in Tamil Nadu and posed a lot of inconvenience to the residents. Stressful

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