The western end of Fourth Main Road in Raja Annamalaipuram was an eyesore till residents of the locality and members of Raja Annamalaipuram Residents’ Association (RAPRA) resolved to take corrective action. After obtaining the necessary permission from Greater Chennai Corporation, the residents, along with resource persons, re-laid the damaged pathway and painted the kerb wall. Dr. R. Chandrasekaran, founder, RAPRA, says, “We received many complaints from the residents about the state of the pathway. And we decided to paint the wall. By involving residents in this work, a sense of ownership about the public space has been created,” says Shiva.
Source: The Hindu January 12, 2018 11:15 UTC