Poor maintenance of residential quarters constructed about three decades ago by the Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) at Aranthangi has been causing concern to residents here.
The Tamil Nadu Housing Board Colony, located in the centre of the town, was built in the 1980s.
According to the residents, none of the houses was in good condition.
Seepage of rain water over the years had weakened the concrete structure of the houses, posing a threat to the safety of the inmates.
While a cross section of residents want proper maintenance of the houses to ensure safety, others feel that the structural stability of all the quarters in the area was a big question mark.
With the building having developed serious cracks at several places, any effort towards repair and maintenance would do more harm than good.
They want the quarters demolished and new houses be constructed.
Yet, the housing quarters is in demand from government employees by virtue of its location in the heart of the town.