Chennai City and its peripheral areas lack of basic and primary civic amenities like motorable roads, potable water, sewer and other infrastructure facilities.

In many streets/ roads platforms do not exists; even where they are existing vendors and shopkeepers freely occupy them forcing pedestrians on to the roads. Vehicular traffic is irregular. Rules are more in breach than in observance by the vehicle drivers, irregular and indiscriminate parking is prevalent everywhere.

Though rules and regulations and procedures are in place, they are not being implemented by the authorities. They are mute spectators to the sorry state of affairs. These were some of the issues raised by speakers at the inaugural meeting of Federation of Chennai United Societal Services on March 19.

This new organisation was founded with an endeavour of bringing under one banner all the welfare/ civic organisations.

This organisation plans to conduct a symposium to discuss to ways and means get rid of problems faced by residents and motorists.

The meeting also decided to launch membership drive and activate all the civic organisations to realise the goals set by this Forum. It was also decided to pursue certain demands with appropriate authorities, which include diversion of the existing corridor 2 through Mogappair; expedition of Metro Rail link between Moolakadai and Thirumangalam via Ambattur and Mogappair in the first phase; Construction of a Post Office in Mogappair; Establishment of railway reservation centre at Mogappair; and construction of an auditorium for the residents and residents welfare associations.

Civic welfare associations could contact president T.V. Rajamohan (9444226051) or secretary V. Rajagopal (9841247780) for enrolment.