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Residents of TNHB rented quarters on Old Bengaluru Road blocked road on Wednesday night demanding regular water supply to their colony.
Residents of TNHB rented quarters on Old Bengaluru Road blocked road on Wednesday night demanding regular water supply to their colony.

Over 200 residents of old Tamil Nadu Housing Board blocked Old Bengaluru Road on Wednesday demanding regular supply of drinking water.

The residents have been facing water shortage for nearly a year. A petition in this connection was submitted by the Residents Welfare Association to the District Collector on June 25, 2012.

Following this, a meeting was convened by the Revenue Divisional Officer with the officials of the Engineers’ from TNHB, Municipal Commissioner and also the office-bearers of association.

It was decided at the meeting that drinking water would be supplied once in three days.

But even after nine months, water was not supplied, the residents said.

The residents also requested Krishnagiri Municipality Chairman K.R.C. Thangamuthu to redress their grievance. But no action was taken, the residents alleged.

Angry over non-supply of drinking water, the residents resorted to road blockade. Revenue, Police and Municipal Commissioner rushed to the spot and promised that action would be taken immediately and released water immediately.

With a view to regulate water supply, the office-bearers of the Association met Mr. Thangamuthu again.

But the chairman asked them to approach the TNHB authorities in Hosur.

The residents also alleged that Rs. 500 each was collected for digging a bore well in the colony.

Mr. Thangamuthu claimed that the money was collected for fixing motor for the bore well.

The Tamil Nadu Government Employees Association (TNGEA) condemned the attitude of the Municipal Chairman. C.P. Jayaraman, District Secretary, TNGEA, told The Hindu that it was the duty of the Municipal Chairman to implement the decision taken at the tri-partite meeting headed by the Revenue Divisional Officer.

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