One of my friends, Sowmya Simhan, who founded and runs an NGO that deals with Disability issues, wrote to me about the restaurant.
Physically challenged, she drives around in a specially designed scooter, and is more active than most people.
Sowmya had this to say about the ‘old reliable’.
I give her mail below.
actually i am very sad today. You know why. because
of the closure of woodlands drive in. You know it was
such a wonderful place. I have been going there for
the past 20 yrs because they used to serve in our
vehicle. I used to sit in my scooter and eat. Even
when you had to go inside there was no steps etc. so
it made things very easy for me.prices were also very
cheap. no parking problem. i cld go there all alone
also.you can be as long as you pl. it was so very
wonderful. we can never get something like this again
in chennai. its a great loss to the glory of chennai.
all that i hope now is that these polituicians dont
mess it up by making it another concrete jungle.
Sowmya runs an organization called Sukriti Social Foundation.
You can see their website at http://www.sukriti.org/
And you can know more about Sowmya at: