Traffic near the Wavin junction in Ambattur Industrial Estate was affected for over three hours on Wednesday morning as residents of Mogappair and Nolambur staged a road roko demanding basic facilities.
The residents' welfare associations of eight blocks in Mogappair West and Nolambur organised a human chain near Mogappair West bus terminus. As the human chain did not evoke response from the authorities concerned in the Ambattur Municipality and Nolambur Panchayat, the residents staged a road roko at the junction. K. Kasi, vice president of Eighth Block Residents' Welfare Association, Mogappair West, said the roads in their localities have not been relaid for over five years. Frequent mixing of sewage with drinking water supplied by Chennai Metrowater was another complaint. Mr.Kasi said the letting of sewage into the stormwater drain network in the areas posed a health hazard.
The residents demanded that the Mogappair West bus terminus needs to be improved. They dispersed after the Villivakkam MLA B. Ranganathan and Ambattur Municipality Chairman K.N. Sekar assured them that a meeting would be convened to discuss the issues.