COIMBATORE: Members of the CPM thronged the main office of the city Corporation at Town hall on Tuesday, demanding the civic body to take efforts, to provide basic amenities such as roads, drinking water and sanitation facilities to residents.
According to the protesters, the Corporation should renovate roads on a war footing, which had got damaged while the pipelines of the Under Ground Drainage (UGD) projects were being laid at several places across the city.
V Ramamurthy, district secretary of CPM said, “Corruption is rampant in corporation offices. Issuance of building approval papers, birth and death certificates and name change in property tax books should be given to applicants on time without demanding bribe. Similarly, drinking water connection should be given to applicants within 15 days.”
He further said,“The State government should appoint enough sanitary workers, to ensure garbage removal and desilting of storm water drain channels in the city everyday. Similarly, vacancies should also be filled in corporation offices. For the past five years, the vacant posts in 11 local bodies, which were annexed with the civic body, are yet to be filled,” he said adding that special attention should also be given to increase admissions in primary classes in corporation schools.
In several corporation schools, the buildings were in dilapidated condition and sanitation facilities were poor, Ramamurthy said.
“Though the city is reeling under traffic congestion, there is no infrastructure facility to manage it. Subways and additional sky walks should be constructed,” the party demanded.