Staff Reporter

To drinking water crisis

TIRUNELVELI: Following complaints from majority of members on erratic and inadequate drinking water supply, the Tirunelveli Corporation has decided to convene a special meeting to discuss the problem and find a realistic solution.

As the council meeting held here on Monday was virtually overflowing with complaints on drinking water crisis, the Mayor, A.L. Subramanian told the councillors that a meeting would be convened soon to discuss all problems pertaining to drinking water supply.

Initiating the debate on water supply, the Chairman of Palayamkottai Zone, Suba. Seetharaman, said the Corporation should design special schemes to supply water to extension areas so that water supply to other areas would not get affected.

Councillor Francis said the TWAD Board, which executed the KTC Nagar- V.M. Chathram Drinking Water Scheme to ensure improved supply of water to these areas, was not in a position to reply to the genuine queries of the public, who were being subjected to untold hardship due to inadequate and erratic water supply.

The Corporation Commissioner, T. Mohan, replied that the TWAD Board, in the capacity of executor of the scheme, should permanently rectify the problems such as frequent burst of pipelines, break down of motors etc.

"If these problems are not set right, the Corporation will not take over the scheme," he clarified.

Omni bus-stand

The meeting resolved to appoint consultants to explore the possibilities of constructing an omni bus-stand within the new bus-stand at Vaeinthankulam and building an over-bridge at Chellapandian traffic island to ease perennial congestion at this junction.