Councillors demand comprehensive plan for tackling crisis

Councillors, who spoke at the emergency meeting of the municipal council held here on Wednesday, urged the municipal administration to initiate immediate action to resolve the acute drinking water scarcity in the town. They suggested both temporary and long-term comprehensive plans to be implemented to resolve the crisis.

Arivudai Nambi a DMK councillor said that the water scarcity was quite acute in almost all parts of the town and wanted the municipality to execute a comprehensive integrated water supply plan. Raising similar views, Councillors Suba Saravanan (DMK) and Syed Ibrahim Babu (Congress) said a coordinated effort by the Municipal Commissioner, chairman and councillors for the supply of water through tankers would go a long way in tiding over the crisis.

They also suggested use of additional water tankers, taking into consideration the poor availability of water.

S.A. Sait Municipal Chairman said that a supervisor has been nominated at the pumping station for despatch of water tankers to the needy areas on daily basis.

Proposals for permanent measures have also been initiated.