Travellers need to be extra cautious while using the Tirusulam pedestrian subway.
What’s it about? The Tirusulam suburban railway station helps more than a thousand passengers every day to reach the airport. Of late, a devil’s brew of leaking water and dirt has rendered the pedestrian walkway slippery and has caused the literal downfall of many travellers.
- According to activist Dayanand Krishnan, this is a product of negligence. The subway hasn’t seen a mop or soap bucket in months, leading to the buildup of dirt and water. If people have not fallen, they still have to worry about dirtying their attire.
- Residents of the area have highlighted the sad irony of travelling through the muck to reach the airport. Adding to this, a frequent user of the subway complains of a nauseating stench that is likely to bring up anyone’s breakfast back to their mouth.
The solution? Pedestrians and activists alike have appealed to authorities about the situation’s urgency. Railway authorities have responded in the affirmative and have directed officials to initiate the cleaning and drying process of the subway.
(Image credits: Video grab from Sreenidhi K’s Twitter post)