November 29, 2016
People were disheartened to see that the area which they had cleaned just a week back as part of the Swachh Bharat clean-up drive was defaced again.
On 21 November, Swachh Bharat team members and volunteers along with corporation workers had taken part in a clean-up drive from Railway Station Road to Shanthi Theatre.
C Sakthi, one of the social workers who had participated in the drive, said, “It was disappointing to see that the walls which were cleaned by us last Monday were defaced with posters of political parties.”
R Ravindran, secretary, RAAC, who was also one of the participants in the clean-up drive, said, “We had planned to paint that Railway Station Road area walls with Swachh Bharat related quotes or paintings. Now we realise that we need to do it as soon as possible. We are currently looking for a sponsor and artist for the same.”
When asked what steps will be taken to curb this problem, Corporation Commissioner K Vijayakarthikeyan said, “We will try painting and if the issue still persists, we will initiate stringent measures including booking the culprits under the defacement of public property act.”