I like the old name.
Greenways Road to be renamed
After evangelist D.G.S.Dhinakaran
CHENNAI: The State Government has approved a proposal of the Chennai Corporation seeking to rename Greenways Road after evangelist D.G.S.Dhinakaran. Official sources said that it would take a week’s time for the orders to be issued.
The stretch from the Andhra Mahila Sabha junction to MRC Nagar, where Jesus Calls Prayer Tower is located, would be renamed.
The civic body had passed a resolution seeking special permission to rename the road in August 2008.
According to K.R.A. Narasiah, a retired government engineer and author of Madrasapattinam book (Tamil) and Madras Tracing the History From 1639 (English), the road’s name came to be called Greenways Road because it was the road connecting two garden houses belonging to one Edward Croft Greenway, a judge in the 1800s.
One house was in Santhome, the land for which was given by the government and the other one was on the same road on the Adyar side.
The landmark road connecting the garden houses came to be called by that name.