PIL for water connection to Rajaji Nagar

Published: 11th July 2013 08:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2013 08:06 AM   |  A+A-

A PIL was filed in the Madras High Court for a direction to the Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) to provide water connection to the residents of Rajaji Nagar in Triplicane.

The first bench of Acting Chief Justice RK Agrawal and Justice M Sathiyanarayanan, before which the PIL from social worker K Chinnaraj, also a resident of Rajaji Nagar, came up for hearing on July 9, ordered notice to the government and the CMWSSB, returnable in two weeks.

According to the petitioner, who is also the founder of the People Movement for National Rivers Inter-Linking Organisation, the residents of Rajaji Nagar, mostly belonging to the Scheduled Caste, were living there for the past 100 years.

They constructed houses and were provided with electricity connection and ration cards. However, water supply pipes had not been laid. They had to walk for about a km to fetch water for drinking and other domestic purposes, he contended.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp