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Administration hailed for acting on petitions

Special Correspondent
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The Tamil Nadu Assembly Petitions Committee has commended the district administration for acting on 75 per cent of the petitions sent to the panel, even as it assured speedy action on other petitions.

Talking to reporters after chairing a review meeting at the Collectorate here on Thursday, Committee Chairman and Government Whip Vaigai Selvan said that the district administration had acted on 28 of the 45 petitions received by the committee and the works were nearing completion.

He said that the demands of the people were mostly related to basic amenities such as laying of roads, provision of drinking water, bus route, streetlights and community halls.

The petitioners have also asked for establishing a trauma care drop-in and reference centre at the Primary Health Centre in Uchipuli and public library in Paramakudi, he said. The district administration had agreed to set up the public library, he added.

He said that following the efforts taken by the petitions committee, the long-pending demand for providing new buildings to the Government Hospital in Rameswaram had been taken up at an estimate of Rs. 70 lakh. The work would be completed in six months, he said and added that the mortuary in the hospital would be relocated.

He said that the committee, which had been touring Madurai, Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram districts since February 19. The committee would present the action-taken report to the State Assembly.

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