December 21, 2015
The residents of Abirami Nagar under Ward 16 face a problem of dirty drains that have not been cleaned for more than five months. Added tho this is the problem of street lights and roads.
R. Nagalakshmi, one of the residents says, “I reside in this area for more than 10 years. The Councillor visited the area only once when the complaint was raised about the dirty drains and cleaned it. So the problem persists. Residents face difficulty in walking through the road as the drain overflows onto it and it raises a stink,” she adds.
C.R. Shanthi, a homemaker, staying in a rented house for six months, says: “The drainage has been not cleaned since we settled here and we are facing difficulty in walking on the roads. Mosquitoes breed and we face the threat of dengue”. Despite repeated complaints no action has been taken to address the problem, she adds.
R. Kathir Vel of Nanjapan Street, says that street lights in the area do not work properly and hence it is difficult to walk in the nights. He also adds that the drinking water supply is not satisfactory and the road conditions are very bad.
The area has three Corporation schools with more than 1,000 students studying. There is a dire need for a good library for them to improve their knowledge. Residents dump the waste in the open due to insufficient bins and dearth of sanitary workers. Vehicle users and pedestrians feel the stench from it.
When Covai Post contacted the DMK Councillor of Ward 16, K Kumutham, her husband picked the call and said that they were out and neither he nor his Councillor wife were not in a position to comment on the issues in his ward.