Residents of Usilangulam in the town staged a road roko with empty pots on Friday to protest the non-supply of drinking water by the municipality for the past one week. They demanded that the municipality ensure regular supply of drinking water to their area.
When Ayiramvalli Kumar, municipal councillor (AIADMK), arrived at the scene, they surrounded her and did not allow her to go. On receiving information, S. A. S. Sait alias Abdul Rahman, municipal chairman (in-charge), municipal officials, and police rushed to the spot and pacified the agitated residents. The officials assured them of water supply through lorries with immediate effect following which they dispersed peacefully.