600 workers to be deployed for civic works
The Madurai Corporation has launched a ‘clean city drive’ in four wards on Friday as part of its Azhagiya Madurai Maanagara Thittam (AMMA) to provide all basic amenities to people and undertake repair works wherever required.
All the 100 wards will be covered in phases as per a schedule drawn by the civic body. Around 600 workers have been deployed to carry out works concerning sanitation, streetlights, drinking water and underground drainage. Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa, Corporation Commissioner R. Nanthagopal and other officials inspected the works in ward 7, 36, 50 and 80 on Friday. One ward from each of the four zones in the city had been selected.
Officials said that the basic requirements such as garbage disposal, removal of water stagnation on roads, cleaning of water channels, repairs to drinking water pumps in residential areas, removing of blocks in underground drainage system, cleaning of water tanks, eradicating mosquito breeding sources and removing encroachments would be carried out during the drive.
The Mayor inspected works at Sellur 60-Feet-Road, Alwarpuram, Thavuttu Sandhai, Pallivasal Street, West Masi Street and North Masi Street.