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No piped water supply in Kilpauk

We, the citizens of Prof. Subramaniam Street, Kilpauk, do not get piped water supply. When we contacted the Depot Assistant Engineer, Mr. Mani, we were told that there was not enough pressure to supply piped water to our houses. When this was brought to the notice of the Executive Engineer Mr. Jegannathan, during the Open House Meeting on April 9, he promised to restore piped supply. A complaint was registered (No. 60/2005), through Mr. Jayaraman; I also registered a complaint (No. 120) on April 29. A complaint was also made to the Secretary to the Board. The surrounding areas, such as Landons Road, etc. are getting piped water supply. I cannot understand what kind of pressure is required to supply piped water to an area that is hardly 2 km from the city's main supply centre at Kilpauk.

Prakash Kankaria, Kilpauk

Palar water inadequate

The supply of Palar Water to IInd Street, Bashyam Nagar in Chromepet is not sufficient. The well water is not purified and is not fit for drinking. The supply is made twice a week for an hour (6-00 to 7-00 a.m.) The timings are not followed properly and the flow is also not sufficient. To fill a single pot in our area it takes a minimum 20 minutes. Previously water was let only for 20 minutes and we fetched four pots in ten minutes.

R. Chandrasekar

Black, foul smelling

The drinking water supplied through the pipeline to houses in Arangannal Street, Tharamani in Division 154, Area 10, of the Corporation, is black and has a foul smell. It is not fit for human consumption or for any other use. Complaints sent to the authorities have not yielded any results.

S. Ramkumar,

Starved of water

I wish to draw the attention of Metrowater to the fact that residents of flats at Podhigai Kudil, 125/1, Lake View Road, West Mambalam do not get even a pot per unit. In near by R.K. Puram I Street, sumps overflow with water. Our repeated appeals to the nearby Board to rectify the low pressure have not borne fruit.

N. Vijayaraghavan,
West Mambalam

Bus services on Greams Road

Only buses on routes 10C, 27K and 39 ply via Greams Road, though it is one of the main links to Anna Salai.

The MTC could run "cut service buses" from Greams Road (Thousand Lights) up to Nungambakkam Observatory.

B. N. Narasimha Murthy,

Road needs to be widened

Vehicular traffic via the newly constructed subway near the St. Thomas Mount railway station has increased tremendously. But because of insufficient space at the junction of East Karigalan Street and Vellala Street (Off S. P. Hospital) during peak hours in the mornings and evenings, there is a traffic jam.

Heavy vehicles find it difficult to turn at this junction. The road at this junction needs to be widened so that there will be free flow of traffic. The inordinate delay in black-topping Karuneegar Street by the Alandur Municipality is also one of the reasons for the increased flow of vehicles at this junction.

J. Manohar Singh,

Pedestrian crossing

Arunachalam Road in Saligramam near Food World, Sobha Kalyanamandabam and Apollo Clinic & Pharmacy has become a death trap. Though it is a narrow road, vehicles ply at high speed, posing a danger especially to senior citizens and children who have to cross the road. A speedbreaker is needed on the road.

B. S. Manian,
Pushpa Colony Welfare Assn., Saligramam.

Uncontrolled traffic

I would like to draw the attention of the traffic police to the traffic congestion on Muthukrishnan Street off Pondy Bazaar. If the haphazardly parked two and four-wheelers, cycles and carts are cleared the street can be a gateway to Pondy Bazaar, reducing the traffic on Dr. Nair Road and G.N. Chetty Road to a great extent.

The presence of a police booth and no parking signs are no help at all.

J. Christopher,

BSNL billing cycle

There are scores of Chennai Telephone subscribers in Saraswathi Nagar area of Thiruninravur.

Till this April the bill was dated 18th and the payment due date was the 8th of the subsequent month. But suddenly the cycle for the current month has been changed with the date of bill being April 7, 2005 with due date for payment as April 27, 2005. The last week of the month is a difficult period for salaried people to pay the bill.

V. Arasu
Secy. Saraswathy Nagar Resident's Welfare Assn., Thiruninravur.

A job well done

The road in Mariamman Koil Cross Street (Division No. 128) has been re-laid after a long time. I thank the Commissioner and officials and also the contractor of the Corporation on behalf of the people of the street.

I also thank the Metrowater which has started regular piped supply recently; I trust this will be kept up.

It would be better if a valve system is introduced in Thiruvalluvar street and water distributed to the areas south of Thiruvalluvar street from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and to the areas north of Thiruvalluvar street from 10 a.m. to 12 noon if water is scarce.

The retrenched road inspectors may be deployed for the distribution of water through the tankers.

S. Srinivasan
Mariammen Koil Cross Street Welfare Assn. West K.K. Nagar

Appeal to MTC

On April 30, I noticed that the bus I was travelling by on route M66 -- Pallavaram to Poonamallee -- (TN-01 M-2621) the plywood floor opening out affording a glimpse of the road.

I request the M.T.C. authorities to fix the problem immediately and in future inspect the buses properly before they are allowed to ply on roads.

C. D. Mani

Poor frequency

The frequency and timings of the Route 12C plying between Mylapore and Saligramam/ Vadapalani are left to the whims and fancies of the bus crew concerned. The service, the only one covering Rangarajapuram and West Mambalam, is seldom punctual. The situation, especially during peak hours, is a nightmare for office-goers and school children. It is made worse by the condition of the buses, which tend to break down often.

Since there is only a pair of (LSS) cut service (No. 11) operated from Rangarajapuram to Parrys during morning hours, the services of route 11-D between Parrys Corner and Rangarajapuram which had been withdrawn all of a sudden, need to be revived.

R. Ramadurai
West Mambalam

New bus service sought

The residents of Adyar, Mandaveli and Mylapore, who depend on MTC buses, find it difficult to get to Gopalapuram (DAV School, Geetha Bhavan and M.V.Diabetes Hospital). I request MTC to introduce a new bus route from Adyar bus stand to Egmore via R.A.Puram, Mandaveli, Mylapore, Alwarpet, Gopalapuram (Lloyds Road) & TVS (mirroring the old 23B route).

P. K. Sankar,

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