Residents of Vinnampalli Panchayat staged a road blockade on the Coimbatore–Sathyamangalam Road near Bhavanisagar on Monday demanding adequate supply of drinking water.

They claimed that the Panchayat administration had failed to ensure uniform supply of water to a number of villages. People in Erappanaickanpalayam, Valipalayam, Panangattuputhur and a few other villages coming under the Panchayat were getting water once in a month.

Agitators wanted the district administration to instruct the panchayat officials to sort out the problems in the drinking water distribution network and ensure adequate supply to all the villages.

Police and revenue officials rushed to the spot and pacified the agitators. The traffic on the road was affected for more than 45 minutes.

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