Special Correspondent

THANJAVUR: Thanjavur Municipal Council passed a resolution on Wednesday for construction of a sub-way near Santhapillai gate in Thanjavur town for public use and easing out traffic congestion.

Thenmozhi Jayabal, Chairperson of Thanjavur Municipal Council, moved the resolution and said that the resolution was adopted. However, AIADMK and MDMK members objected to this and started a dharna inside the council hall.

They said that an overbridge was the solution for congestion. Rajesh and Shanmugha Prabu, AIADMK councillors, said that the Council acted undemocratically by not taking the opinion of the opposition members. Using the majority the Council was acting against the interest and welfare of the people.

They pointed out that some Municipal Councillors belonging to the ruling DMK protested against construction of a sub-way at the last council meeting and demanded an overbridge.

The councillors continued their dharna till late night. They demanded that the resolution be withdrawn and a new one for construction of overbridge be adopted.

Even as the police came there and asked them to vacate, the councillors insisted that they be arrested.

As the police refused to arrest them saying there was no complaint, they resolved to carry on with their agitation.

No water supply

Earlier at the meeting, Sadasivam, DMK Councillor, said that drinking water was not supplied to LIC Colony and Sivaji Nagar for the past two days.

This was because the borewells supplying drinking water to these areas were under repair.

He appealed to the chairperson to repair the bore wells and supply water to these areas.

Saminathan (AIADMK), said that drinking water problem existed in West Main Street also. Chitra (AIADMK) said that garbage was not cleaned regularly in some wards. Arumugam (DMK) said that roads were not in a good condition in many parts of the town.

The Municipality has said that the roads would be laid at a cost of Rs. 50 crore.

Councillors were also shown a VCD how the roads would be improved to international standards.