Civic body has received complaints that work at road junctions was incomplete

Corporation Commissioner T.K. Ponnusamy has urged Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission engineers concerned to complete storm water drain (SWD) work at the earliest.

The Commissioner told The Hindu that he had asked the contractors to complete work first at road junctions and then take up other works.

Disposal point

He had also instructed the contractors to complete the work under progress by linking the SWD network to the nearest disposal point before proceeding further.

Addressing Corporation engineers at the Corporation on Friday he said the Corporation had received complaints that the contractors executing the work had completed work alongside roads but left incomplete the work at junctions.

Similarly, the civic body had also received representations from residents saying that incomplete drains led to water stagnation, mosquito menace and stench from stagnant water.

Mr. Ponnusamy said henceforth the priority for the contractors would be to complete the work in progress.

Aside from that, he said, he had instructed the officers not to fell trees that are more than five years old and to demolish ramps in front of houses to take up SWD construction.

“Wherever there are trees more than five years old, the Corporation will lay the SWD by bypassing the trunk. And, ramps will have to be demolished because they are on the road space and hinder the drain constructions.”

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