More than 2,000 people attached to 15 associations in Tiruchengode took a massive procession on Wednesday urging the State Government to start electricity generation at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) without delay to put an end to the severe power shortage that has badly affected the motor, lorry body building and rig industries in the town.

The demonstrators raised slogans and marched from Tiruchengode to Sankagiri Road at Sitarampalayam to the Anna statue near the Tiruchengode New Bus Stand, where they raised slogans and staged a demonstration. They also made an appeal to the government to take necessary action on persons who were stumbling blocks in generating power from KNPP.

Associations that took part in the demo included lorry body builders, body building workers, rig engineering and hydraulic service centres, painting workshop owners, rig spare owners, automobile owners, hardware, timber and steel traders, glass workers, iron scrap traders, seat cushion makers, spring workers, electricians and motor mechanics association.

All the shops and workshops owned by the demonstrators in Tiruchengode town also remained closed throughout the day on Wednesday.