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100-km walk to highlight civic problems in Tiruvottiyur

A 100-km walk began on Sunday at the Tiruvottiyur Municipality to stress the need for speedy implementation of the delayed infrastructure projects.

Drinking water problems

Work on the drinking water project for augmenting supply in the Tiruvottiyur municipality is yet to take off, said R. Jayaraman, Chairman, Tiruvottiyur Municipality. A full-fledged water supply scheme was a long-pending demand of the 2.5 lakh residents, he said.

Many of the residents depend on groundwater for drinking purpose, said S.Vijayalakshmi, a resident who took part in the walk.

The Rs.89-crore project, part of which to be funded under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, would increase the supply of water from 2.5 million litres per day (MLD) to 59 MLD. Pipelines would be laid for 173 km and six overhead tanks and six sumps would be constructed.

S. Packiam, another resident, said underground drainage was yet to be completed.

Connectivity

Other demands of the residents include metro rail connectivity, efforts towards making roads safer by better container yards, beach beautification, playgrounds and a Government College in the area.

The walk would cover 60 per cent of the roads of the municipality in seven days and mobilise public support for infrastructure development, said S. Ramasubramanian, one of the organisers.

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