Zooming fast in ‘auto’ mode
rowing by the hour, Chennai has become India’s answer to Detroit, the automobile capital of the US, with unprecedented development during the last two decades.
“The day is not far off when Chennai emerges as the global automobile capital. Industry giants like Ford, BMW, Hyundai and Mitsubishi have set shops here and that too in a big way,” said K Pattabiraman, human resources chief, Tata Consultancy Services. Business galore: He said over the next decade, more international industrial and business groups will launch their operations from Chennai, which will see the creation of millions of jobs. Besides, the city has become a chosen medical destination of people from the West and East Asian countries.Traffic snarls, frequent power cuts and drinking water shortage could be the city’s major woes, but a silent revolution is in the offing to address these issues. The Metro Rail and Mono Rail projects are expected to reduce the number of private vehicles on roads. Glorious beauty : The city will become beautiful the day government succeeds in cleaning the Cooum and Adyar rivers, says G Uma, assistant professor, School of Gender and Development Studies, Indira Gandhi National University. If these rivers’ glorious beauty are restored and problems like space crunch and traffic snarls are address, Chennai will be second to none in the years to come.