🚴 Cyclists ride through history

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A group of cyclists visited places tracing the city’s history.

The route: The group began their journey at TTDC near the War Memorial. The next stop was the Pattalam clock tower, then the building that housed Madras Labour Union. It ended with the bridge connecting P Theagaraya Chetty’s residences in Washermenpet.

  • The Pattalam clocktower helped citizens keep track of time when it opened in 1948. There are three others like it in Ennore, Mint, and Tondiarpet.
  • The Union building wasn’t in good shape, but the Southern Railway Employees Union in Perambur was. The nearby Carriage and Wagon Works were used by the Southern Railways to overhaul trains.

What’s the occasion? The trail was held a day before Madras Day. The Madras Day special tours are usually on Sundays closest to August 22. Since it was a Sunday, there wasn’t much traffic.

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