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Coimbatore

Goundanpalayam Ward 8’s tales of woe

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For the more than 15,000 residents of Goundanpalayam Ward 8, a proper drainage system, street lights, and roads remain a distant dream.

Homemaker K. Rathinam says, “Drainage maintenance is very poor in Rajiv Nagar. The municipality employees come once in three months. We cannot stand on the streets for even a minute due to the stench. Children in this area are frequently affected by throat infections and viral fever. Our area has now become a wastage dump. The Corporation should clear the garbage. It would be better if each street has its own bin.”

Farmer K. Gopalakrishnan says, “Road is a must for Krishnasamy Garden. When it rains, the roads get transformed into ponds. This street has only one way. So residents have no choice but to wade through the water. Also, we had only one street light. I had complained to the Corporation, but they did nothing about this. So I had spent Rs.1 lakh and placed two lights in our streets”.

It has been more than five years now since the roads were rebuilt.

Residents of Giri Nagar want the drainage system renovated and the roads to be repaired and rebuilt.

According to K. Marimuthu, Councillor of Goundanpalayam Ward 8, the government had sanctioned Rs.10 crores. There was no drainage system in Jeeva Nagar for the past 10 years. He had constructed it for Rs.2 crores. He informed that roads have been sanctioned and are now under construction. He had constructed compound walls for Rs.27 Lakhs in the slum areas. In his tenure as a councillor, he had dug up eight borewells. He has promised to look into the complaints.

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