Madurai

No drinking water in our ward, say residents

Representatives on behalf of residents of Gopal Nagar Extension, V.O.C Nagar, Arthi Theatre Road West, Joseph Colony and Telephone Colony in ward number 14 of the Dindigul Corporation, submitted a petition to the District Collector, M. Vijaya Lakshmi, here on Monday, complaining that the area has not been receiving drinking water for the past few weeks.

“Water was being supplied to these neighbourhoods through two main pipelines. Two weeks ago, corporation officials snapped the pipeline that ran through Arthi Theatre Road till V.O.C. Nagar. Due to this, the pressure of water has become extremely low and many houses are not getting water supply at all. We have submitted complaints to the corporation several times but no action has been taken so far,” said G. Danapalan, a functionary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, representing the people of the area.

The petition also pointed out that many commercial establishments, schools and hospitals are situated on Arthi Theatre Road and hence water supply should be restored immediately. “The road is one of the arterial roads in Dindigul town and it is full of potholes. Despite funds earmarked by the corporation, no work has begun yet,” he added.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 6, 2020 3:19:42 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/no-drinking-water-in-our-ward-say-residents/article28825486.ece

Next Story