DMDK cadres stage demonstration

Special Correspondent

SALEM: Cadres of Desiya Murppoku Dravida Kazhgam (DMDK) staged a demonstration here on Tuesday demanding basic amenities in Salem city and urged the administration to expedite the Panamarathupatti drinking water project.

Led by its deputy general secretary A R Elangovan, the cadres raised slogans against the tardy supply of drinking water in the city and insisted that Vellakottai Lake project must be taken up. Drainage water mixed with rain water stagnated in Utharappan Kadu and Podaran Kadu.

The Tirumanimutharu project also should be completed on time they said and pointed out that overhead water tanks such as the one in ward 60 remained unutilised even after the completion of construction.

The roads in the city, they said, were very poor and with many pot holes. The rise in property tax had put all the citizens under strain and hence needed to be postponed for another five years in view of the spiralling price hike of essential items. The underground drainage scheme should be expedited.

They pointed out that many schemes that were announced in the Corporation budget remained unexecuted.

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