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DEVELOPMENT PLAN: The MP, K. P. K. Kumaran (second from right), and the Minister for Animal Husbandry, P. Geeta Jeevan (right), holding a discussion with officials in Tuticorin on Thursday. Photo: N. Rajesh.
DEVELOPMENT PLAN: The MP, K. P. K. Kumaran (second from right), and the Minister for Animal Husbandry, P. Geeta Jeevan (right), holding a discussion with officials in Tuticorin on Thursday. Photo: N. Rajesh.

Staff Reporter

To improve roads and augment water supply in Tuticorin

Tuticorin: The Rajya Sabha MP, K. P. K. Kumaran, along with the Minister for Animal Husbandry, P. Geeta Jeevan, held a discussion with the senior officials of Tuticorin municipality here on Thursday, in an attempt to study the lacunae in infrastructure prior to seeking funds from the Centre.

Briefing the MP and the Minister, Municipal Commissioner K. Kanagaraj reiterated the need for capital to improve the existing road network in the town, augment water supply and strengthen the ongoing solid waste management project.

Mr. Kumaran assured the municipal officials that he would convince the Union Ministry of Urban Development to release Rs.30 crore.

"The amount could be utilised for the improvement of the compost yard at Tharuvaikulam, establishment of a sewage treatment plant, construction of stormwater drains, and beautification of the historic Buckle Channel that flows through the heart of the town," he told the municipal officials.

Apart from Mr. Kanagaraj, Municipal Engineer S.A. Rajagopal and the Municipal Chariperson Kasturi Thangam were present.

Elected

Earlier, members of the various committees functioning at the municipality under the Chairperson were elected at a special council meeting.

While S. Chandra Bose, councillor representing ward 51, was elected member in the Appointment Committee, councillors, Rexlin (ward 20), Suresh (ward 23), Balaji (ward 24) and K. Annalakshmi (ward 33), were elected members in the Tax Appeal Committee.

P. Annam (ward 25), councillor, was elected member in the Contracts Committee.

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