Grievances pertaining to drinking water shortage, and apathy of officials in completing the development works, dominated the proceedings of the Corporation Council meeting held here on Tuesday evening.

S. Ravichandran (CPI) called upon the administration to pay more attention to the shortage in the supply of drinking water across the city.

Agitations

“In the recent months, more and more people are resorting to road blockades and other forms of agitations as they are not able to get adequate water for consumption. Their appeals to the officials have not evoked proper response,” he said.

Mr. Ravichandran said that an official should be appointed exclusively to look into the drinking water distribution in the city.

On the complaints of tardiness in the execution of development works, Mayor Visalakshi Appukutty said that adequate attention would be given to complete the entire ongoing works in a time-bound manner.

A. Subramaniam (DMK) reiterated the need to convene a meeting of Councillors and Corporation officials at the zone level so as to assess the progress of the infrastructure works taken up under different projects.

A. Govindaraj (DMDK) called for greater transparency in the administration and management of accounts.

“In the gram sabhas, accounts are presented at periodic intervals within a fiscal. Likewise, the Corporation too should present the accounts at least once in two months at the council meetings,” he said.

Mr. Govindaraj alleged that the quality of works in many areas, which include laying of roads and setting up storm water drains, were found to be poor.

Promise

Corporation Commissioner K. R. Selvaraj, Deputy Mayor S. Gunasekaran, and Mayor Visalakshi, assured the Councillors that officials concerned would be sent to respective areas from where the people had raised complaints.

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