CHENNAI: Residents of Triplicane cleared the garbage in and around TP Koil Street, South Mada Street and Peialwar Street on Sunday. They blamed stray animals for the filth and dirt on the roads. “You can find more than 50 animals roaming around the streets. They make a mess around the garbage bins,” said homemaker R Lalitha, a resident of Triplicane.
The residents have hired three sanitary workers for the next three months to clean the streets.
“It has cost us nearly a lakh, and we have complained to the Corporation officials many times. But the stray animal nuisance continues to exist,” said TJ Ramani, treasurer of Triplicane-based Srinivas Young Mens Association (SYMA).
SYMA claims to have organised this cleaning spree after receiving complaints from visitors to the nearby temples.