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Sudden halt: An overhead tank under construction at Alangulam.
Sudden halt: An overhead tank under construction at Alangulam.

Staff Reporter

“Alangulam badly craving for adequate supply of drinking water”

TIRUNELVELI: The DMDK has appealed to complete the construction of two overhead tanks at Alangulam soon as these structures will facilitate proper supply of drinking water.

According to ward 1 councillor of Alangulam selection grade town panchayat M. Palani Shankar, who is also the Alangulam town secretary of the DMDK, residents of Alangulam were getting only 36 litres of drinking water a day from the Sankarankovil Combined Drinking Water Scheme after population of this taluk headquarters rose to 28,500 in 2008.

Even as the residents were badly craving for adequate and regular supply of drinking water, construction work on the two overhead tanks – one at Rajiv Gandhi Nagar and the second one near the police station -, which are parts of Vasudevanallur Combined Drinking Water Scheme, had been abandoned for the past several months and the steel rods erected for the construction of pillars were corroding.

“If the project is completed as per schedule, Alangulam will get 6 lakh litres of protected drinking water a day at least in the near future,” said Mr. Palani Shankar, who on Monday submitted a petition to the Collector, G. Prakash. He appealed to resume the construction of the tanks immediately.

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