The Old...and the New (coming soon)

Saturday, September 5, 2009 by: Arun Mathew

These are shots of road and traffic conditions from Trivandrum, dating back to maybe even 2006. In 2009, not much has changed around here, a few traffic lights and diversions are the only marked difference one can see. Otherwise, things have gotten worse especially down on the road, with all the digging up in the name of drinking water supply. Most roads leading to the city's favorite employer - Technopark, are either dug up or too narrow with too many bus stops.

What this city needs is basic infrastructure everywhere. Instead of emphasizing mega projects which in the current scenario may never see the light of day, administrators should concentrate on improving basic infrastructure.

You do not have to write essays for constructive criticism. It is quite simple. Even a layman knows that you need tar to fill potholes. I wish someone did something about it.

Meanwhile, enjoy the Pictures and open your eyes to Reality.

The Good, Bad, Ugly, Old and New!

These are pictures of places that have not really changed - be it 2005, 6, 7, 8 or 2009! If anyone is interested in yearly versions of these spots, please send me an email.


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Sreekariyam (Bus Stop in the middle of 'road')


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NH Bye-pass (no street-lighting whatsoever)

MG Road

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Medical College

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