December 13, 2015
COIMBATORE: The residents of 150 families in Anna Nagar have a long list of grouse, especially when they compare the facilities offered to them with other streets in Ward 12 K.K. Pudur. Some of their biggest complaints include overflowing drains, lack of walk space and stagnant ditches.
The secretary of the area, C.K. Annadurai says, “The officials should come and stay in our area. Only then will they understand our sufferings. The sanitation workers never come to clean our area and the wastages fill up the ditches. During monsoon, mosquitoes swarm our area. Many come down with viral fever. Since our houses are in the basement, the rain water floods our houses. If the corporation maintains the ditches properly, the rain water will flow away.”
“While the streets of Ramalinga Nagar, which belongs to the same ward, are very clean, why is the Councillor not taking steps to maintain Anna Nagar?” asks housewife Aisha Banu. “For the past four years, the electric post is in a very bad condition. We don’t know when it will fall on our heads. The corporation often comes and digs the road to put the pipelines, but they never repair the road. Water from the street tap lodge in those pits and the children slip into it and get injured. The Councillor never visits our area. We have complaint many times but none of the officials take any steps to solve our problems,” she adds.
Previously, the ration shop was located in Alagannan Nagar, which was near Anna Nagar. Now, they have shifted it to Chinthamani Nagar, which is about three kilometres from our area. It is very difficult for us to go and get the ration items. It would be better if they relocate the ration shop,” says a senior citizen who lives in the area.
“People of Anna Nagar always complain because they belong to the opposition political party,” says R. Gayathiri, Councillor of Ward 12. “After I got elected, I have done lot for them. Previously, their land was a graveyard. I arranged for Pattas for the residents. They keep forgetting that they too are responsible for the neatness of the streets. The government had sanctioned Rs.4 Crore. I have constructed separate public toilet in Anna Nagar. Estimation works are on for the drainage system. I have constructed ten parks in and around K.K. Pudur. In addition, yoga hall and meditation hall were also built in this ward. Road work is almost over in all the streets,” she adds.
The Councillor is confident that the people will vote for her once again in the next elections.