The Namma Chennai selfie point has been closed due to Metro construction.
What is it? The typographical work is opposite Queen Mary’s college. It has “Namma Chennai” written in a mix of Tamil and English. It has become a key attraction of Marina beach since it was opened last January. It’s 28 feet wide and 10 feet tall and cost ₹22 lakhs to build.
- Many visitors hoping to take selfies in front of it were disappointed to find it was closed. Iron fences were put in front of it making it inaccessible.
- The selfie point will be closed for six years. That’s when the next phase of the Metro is expected to be completed.
Public menace: The landmark was in the news recently since it was defaced by some people. A police complaint was filed after a public uproar.
(Image credits: Meghanath Reddy J’s Twitter Post)