Neglected 'Lake' gets Attention

Published: 21st May 2015 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2015 06:05 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: After lying neglected for several years, filled with filth, garbage and sewage, the waterbody that became a cesspool after a road separated it from the Velachery Lake, is now being attended to by the Chennai Corporation.

  After City Express carried a report about the condition of the 20-acre waterbody in its edition dated May 18, 2015, civic body officials carried out an inspection of the water body  on Wednesday and initiated clean-up work.

The residents of Draupadi Amman I to V Cross Streets had complained that the sewage pit had led to mosquito menace, raising health concerns.They also alleged that the sewage and drainage lines hadn’t been laid in the area. As a result, sewage was draining into the waterbody.  Speaking to City Express, K Balaraman, zonal officer (Zone XIII), Chennai Corporation, said the hyacinths in the water body were removed on Wednesday.

The garbage accummulated in the waterbody has been cleared to a large extent.

Talking about the absence of drainage and sewage pipelines, Balaraman said that the departments concerned and agencies were looking into the issue and a solution to the residents’ woes would be reached soon.

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