Perur MLA, S.P. Velumani of AIADMK on Monday picketed the Collectorate along with the residents in protest against the erratic drinking water supply in many areas in his constituency.

Mr.Velumani told reporters that in many areas in the two town panchayats and nine village panchayats, the frequency of water supply stretched from a minimum of 10 days to even 25 days.

The MLA accused the officials from local bodies and TWAD Board of giving evasive replies attributing the water supply problem to break/breach/burst in supply lines. District Revenue Officer A. Shanmugasundaram received the petition from the MLA and promised to sort out the problem. However, the picketing lasted for more than two hours.

Truck driver dies

Balasubramanian (32) of Coonoor, employed with a private parcel firm, was found dead in a truck on Oppanakkara Street on Monday.

He was driving the truck from the parcel godown in Eachanari to Coonoor.

It is learnt that the driver while driving felt a little uneasy. He parked the vehicle and went to the berth behind the driver's seat.

On noticing the truck on the busy road for a long time, the police and public reached out to the truck to find the driver dead.

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