Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue on Kamarajar Salai aka Beach Road had been shifted late on Friday Night after the dense traffic settled for the day.
This had to be shifted to facilitate the ongoing Metro Phase for Corridor 4. This stretch of Light House – Poonamallee is expected to be completed in Three years Period and after the completion of the same it will be re installed in the same Place.
This Twelve Feet Statue was installed in 1959 was Jawaharlal Nehru and was sculpted by Debi Prasad Roy Chowdhury (He did the Labour Statue too).
PWD of State Govt had interacted in the smooth operation of the same.
Films of yesteryears used this spot for their Primeshots and More than anyone it was Our Sridhar Who literally gulped this space for his film shoots. Who can forget the evergreen Muthukalo Kankal Soulfully rendered by Soundararajan and Susheela.