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Council meet discusses slow pace of underground drainage work

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It is said that the work is affecting vehicular traffic

Making a point:Councillors at the corporation council meeting in Tuticorin on Thursday.— Photo: N. Rajesh
Making a point:Councillors at the corporation council meeting in Tuticorin on Thursday.— Photo: N. Rajesh

The slow pace of underground drainage work in Tuticorin corporation limits was highlighted during the council meeting held here on Thursday.

At the meeting, which was presided over by Mayor L. Sasikala Pushpa, A. Kottur Raja, DMK councillor of ward – 30, sought the intervention of Mayor to expedite the underground drainage works. With just two arterial roads in Tuticorin town, the drainage works on Victoria Extension road were being executed for more than a year. As people could hardly access the stretch, vehicular traffic was badly affected.

The Mayor said efforts would be made to complete the work soon. S. Augustine, AIADMK councillor of ward -20, suggested that a public latrine and bathroom, which has not been in use for more than two years, located in the heart of the town near Cruz Fernandez statue, could be demolished to ease traffic congestion. If such a measure was initiated, enough space would be created to ensure free flow of traffic. Since the unused public utility was housed on the corporation owned land, the Mayor said she would explore possibilities to establish some buildings to attract revenue. If it failed to yield the desired results, then it could be demolished to give more space for vehicular traffic, she said.

Commissioner S. Madhumathi, Executive Engineer S.A. Rajagopalan and other officials attended.

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