If you are a regular commuter around Chennai central station, the reason for the constant traffic chaos you find yourself in could be the closure of the Elephant Gate bridge. Read the Tamil translation of our article on the procedural delays that are aggravating the problem.
RTI responses point to rampant, unregulated commercialisation on GST Road. What is often missed is the link between such commercial construction and the growing, chaotic traffic on this important national highway.
Ease of mobility and efficient transportation must be key features in any smart city. As the city sets its own goals under the Chennai Smart City programme, the author identifies the crucial areas that need attention for realisation of those.