Boat Club Residents Demanded Restriction In Their Area !! Check The Reply They Received

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Chennai’s Boat club residents welfare association wants people from other part of the city not to enter their area for walking and jogging. They made this request to Chennai city police by producing a formal letter which left the police officials in utter shock. However, the Corporation commissioner has rejected the request to place a gate at the entrance of the residential area as to prevent non-residents from entering.

Ravi Appaswamy, president of the boat club welfare association submitted a letter to Chennai city police commissioner AK Viswanathan on 27th of May. The letter requested for drop gates to be installed at the entrance of upscale locality. The letter complained about the non-residents who are using the Boat club area for walking and jogging and that unknown cars are parked during odd timings.

“Outsiders are using the place for walking/jogging in groups and their health background is not known and we don’t know whether they come from any isolated area. This is against the principles of social distancing under COVID 19 norms” the letter said which became a subject to severe criticism in online.

It is notable that the homes of some of the most influential personalities such as BCCI former president and industrialist N Srinivasan, TVS group chairman Venu Srinivasan, SUN TV executive Kalanithi Maaran, Lok Sabha MP Dhayanidhi Maaran, Shyam Kotheri and top management officials of TTK, Murugappa and MRF groups are located in Boat club.

“Modern day version of untouchability peeping out of vultures” wrote one of a social media user in Twitter whereas another one asked “Are they the owners of the houses alone or the roads too”. One more user went one step ahead and suggested demanding the residents of Boat club area to pay 10 times property tax to get this special treatment.

Check out some of the reactions for this request below :

A recent report suggested that Chennai corporation commissioner G Prakash denied the request made by the residents of Boat Club area. While interacting with television channel Times now, he said that no such special treatment will be given to the residents as the law has no provision for such a demand.

Comment your views on this demand made by the residents association and the response they received !!

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