Traffic was affected on the Thazakudi-Nagercoil road after residents of Thazakudi town panchayat ward no 9 and ward no 10 staged a road roko on Thursday urging the concerned authorities to distribute potable water to them.

According to sources, they had resorted to a road roko a month back demanding the officials of the town panchayat to supply adequate water to them. The officials had also assured them of adequate supply of water. But as water scarcity prevailed, agitated residents led by the ward councillors, Chidambaranathan and Vasanthi blocked traffic in front of the town panchayat office.

However, after getting assurance from chairperson Rohini and executive officer Jeyamalini that water would be distributed to them between 5.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. every day the residents withdrew their agitation.