Madurai Corporation had embarked on an exercise to desilt channels and provide drinking water to areas which did not have adequate water supply on a war footing during this monsoon, said Mayor V. V. Rajan Chellappa here on Thursday.

Mr. Rajan Chellapa, who assumed office on Tuesday, inspected the ongoing desilting work in channels falling under the Corporation limits. He said that the channels, silted with deep sludge and wild growth over the years, were being cleared using machinery.

Men were also involved in clearing minor obstructions and plastic waste.

Later he visited Tirupparankundram which was earlier a municipality.

He also inspected the Vandiyur Park.