CHENNAI:Unless you’re feeling extremely lucky, you may not want to park your two-wheeler at the Thiruvanmiyur MRTS (Mass Rapid Transit System) railway station, opposite Tidel Park, as the premises seems to have become a robbers’ paradise.
The railway authorities have not renewed the parking contract at this station, where commuters park their vehicles, before they board the train. And in the last several months, many bikes have been stolen.
Around 2,000 commuters use the station every day. Apart from office-goers, daily-wage workers and fishermen from places like Adyar, Kottivakkam, Thoraipakkam, and Palavakkam also travel by the MRTS. Commuters claim that their bikes and several parts of their bikes have gone missing.
Ezhumalai, an auto driver who usually parks his auto at the stand outside the station, said, “There have been cases where people have lost their vehicles. The parking contracts have not been renewed since 2014.”
A railway official told City Express that though the department had called for tenders, no one has responded.
“We are unable to find people who can take the contract. When commuters complained about robbery, the department advised the RPF personnel to take care of them. We are also requesting all our commuters not to park their vehicles there; if they do so, it is at their own risk,” the official added.