Chengalpattu awaits infra development

Electors are hoping for a fillip to several projects that have been pending for long

February 12, 2021 01:18 am | Updated February 13, 2021 05:50 pm IST - CHENNAI

In the new Collector’s office complex in the recently formed Chengalpattu district, construction is in full swing for an office for the District Rural Development Agency and several other departments.

The district was created on November 29, 2019, with the bifurcation of Kancheepuram. Many departments are yet to function fully with their own offices. The 2021 Assembly election will be the first election that Chengalpattu will face as a district headquarters.

Consequently, the electorate is hoping for a fillip to several infrastructure projects that have pending for long. Important among them are the civic issues in the municipality, which is expected to expand with a proposal to annex 14 village panchayats on the periphery.

Residents, however, say there is a lot to be done in the existing geographical limits. E. Sankar, a resident associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist), says the underground drainage system has not been successfully implemented, with a large amount of sewage being let into Kolavai lake.

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