Bad infrastructure has plagued industrial estates in and around Chennai.
What’s it about? Companies from industrial estates in Chennai, including Padapi, Ambattur, and Thirumudivakkam have complained about the lack of basic infrastructure like waste disposal, boundary walls, ATMs, and street lights. The roads also have potholes with a lack of a proper sewage system.
- At the Guindy Industrial Estate, roads have been dug up to lay electric cables and stormwater drains. According to the President Emeritus of the Guindy Industrial Estate Manufacturers’ Association, roads are basically non-existent.
- Only one project officer from the Tamil Nadu Small Industries Development Corporation (SIDCO) is responsible for the maintenance of 10 industrial estates.
Inaction: Despite a two-fold increase in taxes for the Corporation and Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board, there has been no improvement. The lack of stormwater drains has been a long-pending issue. Some have also complained about robbery incidents in Kakkalur.