The slow progress of rural road construction under the Central scheme was recently reported by The New Indian Express.
Incidents of pregnant women being carried in slings and cots or walking to hospitals due to lack of roads are a common sight in Malkangiri district.
The repairs are unable to stand the test of the next rain and the roads require patchwork again, Justice Devan Ramachandran remarked.
The minister made the comparison after he was told about the bad condition of roads in the district by people gathered to listen to him there.
Officials say all the paperwork has been completed and contracting agencies too have been finalised to begin the laying of these roads later this month.
The Mizoram government has been constructing roads and bridges in order to link police duty posts and camps in the border areas after the July standoff, which led to the death of seven people.
The M.R.H Road from Manjambakkam roundabout towards Redhills has been made one way due to excessive waterlogging. Kumananchavadi Kundrathur Road has been made one way.
The situation becomes worse at night, as motorists won’t notice the spread paddy and skid on the produce or crash into the big stones.
According to the Jenu Kuruba people residing in this tribal hamlet, Ranjitha, a woman in her early 20s experienced labour pain.
The tender, which was expected to be floated by January-end, has been delayed by almost 10 months with the government seeking some more improvements in the project.
The automatic timer based LED lights will switch on in the night and will automatically turn off in the morning after sunrise.
With rains around the corner, residents urged the CCMC to prevent further damage to roads and ensure the safety of motorists as well as pedestrians.
Corporation officials said contractors were supposed to ensure that people are able to commute through the roads after laying the pipelines.
Though the underpasses are constructed by the Railways, they are later handed over to the BBMP for maintenance purposes.
Anaikarai Street, Market Bazaar, Mattappa Street and Samba Street areas are the worst-hit as Tirunelveli- Tenkasi road passes through these areas.