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Uprooted Tree on Haddows Road Poses Safety Concerns

A peculiar sight on Haddows Road in Chennai has caught the attention of pedestrians and residents—an uprooted peltophorum tree that defies gravity by continuing to stand, supported by the compound wall of a nearby bungalow. The tree was uprooted during a road improvement project led by Michaung. Despite the unconventional stance, the tree exhibits signs of decay and disease.

Residents and pedestrians are calling on the Greater Chennai Corporation to address the situation promptly and remove the tree to prevent safety hazards. The unique image, captured on January 18, 2024, prompts questions about the city’s measures for identifying and addressing dying trees to ensure public safety.