In a bid to seek attention to their demand for separate premises for Parthasarathy Koil post office, various welfare organisations in Triplicane held a public meeting on Saturday.
For over two years now, residents have been demanding that the nearly 100-year-old post office, which was shifted and merged with Triplicane post office for want of space, be provided its own premises.
However, the post office is yet to be shifted to the space allotted on Car Street, Triplicane. Members of Srinivas Young Men’s Association (SYMA) said that it was resolved during the meeting to seek the Chief Minister’s intervention in the case.
Residents said the post office needed to function in separate premises as it was patronised by over 25,000 people, mostly senior citizens. T.A. Sampath Kumar, SYMA’s president, said senior citizens walk an additional two km to use the post office on Triplicane High Road. The post office was functioning in a premises belonging to Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department for several decades.
Though the HR and CE department had allotted the space to postal department several months ago, it is yet to hand over the space due to administrative delays. Officials in the postal department said that they would shift the post office as soon as the premises are handed over to them.