The Chennai Corporation will take up garbage clearance on a war footing, said Mayor Saidai Duraisamy.

Speaking to mediapersons after taking the oath of office on Tuesday, Mr. Duraisamy said that a number of major policy decisions pertaining to the civic body would be taken after obtaining the approval of the Chief Minister shortly.

Complaint redressal at the ward level would be strengthened, he said. Every councillor would have a dedicated email account and a mobile phone for receiving complaints from the public, said Mr. Duraisamy. A separate complaint box would be set up in residential localities.

A. Ezhilarasi, councillor of ward 1 covering localities in Ennore, said she had started taking efforts towards better garbage disposal in her area. “As our area is newly added to the city, the residents have high expectations. We have taken efforts to install complaint boxes in all residential localities in two days. The box will be cleared every evening. Roads also have to be improved,” she said.