Locals fume over delay in sinking wells

Published: 21st June 2013 10:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2013 10:17 AM   |  A+A-

Residents of Thorapadi have raised the demand for bore wells to be sunk at three different places, without further delay.

According to residents of the area, the local body had  identified three spots for for bore wells to be sunk, in January this year.

The areas had been facing acute water shortage for over three months, since supply from the Rajiv Gandhi Nagar water tank was reduced. Since then, they had been demanding for an alternative water supply to their area.

Vadivelu, one of the residents of Gandhi Street said, “The Corporation staff demarcated the spots for the bore wells six months back. Sadly though, their has been no progress after that.” The local body had identified three spots in Thorapadi -- one at the entrance of the Gandhi Street, the second at the end of the street and the third at the entrance of SRM Nagar, in ward 50. 

Ward councillor, A Murugan said, “The Corporation had allotted `1.5 lakh from the General Fund to sink the bore well at the end of Gandhi Street. A resolution in this connection was passed at the Corporation council meeting in March, whereas `3 lakh was allotted for the other two bore wells from the MLA’s Constituency Development Fund.”


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