Illegal houses come up on Chennai’s beachfront, on ‘rent’ for pittance

If you come across asbestos- roofed pucca houses  by the Bay of Bengal at Srinivasapuram in Foreshore Estate with a ‘to-let’ sign outside it, do not mistake it for a ramshackle  cottage promoting high-end  austerity tourism (also known as WIFI-no-phone vacation among the affluent). These are illegal structure built on the vacant sands of the shore by encroachers, who, in the absence of enforcement , are letting them out.

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