TAMIL NADU

Plan to desilt Buckingham Canal

Chennai Oct. 31 . With MLAs from Chennai expressing concern in the Assembly at the unmitigated stink from the Buckingham Canal coursing through the city, the State PWD Minister, O. Paneerselvam, assured the House that efforts were being made to desilt it.

The Radhakrishnan Nagar MLA, P. K. Sekar Babu, during question hour, complained that sewage water had stagnated in the canal causing hardship to the people of his constituency. The Triplicane MLA, M. A. Hussain, too said the canal had silted up, causing health hazard. The Poonga Nagar MLA, S. G. Vinayagamurthy, asked the Minister to inspect the canal and undertake desilting.

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