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Directive to open library within 2 months in Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu

A library building in backward Ariyalur district, built and kept ready nine years ago but yet to be declared open, will finally have its fate decided after the Madras High Court directed the concerned

Published: 31st August 2017 07:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2017 07:19 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: A library building in backward Ariyalur district, built and kept ready nine years ago but yet to be declared open, will finally have its fate decided after the Madras High Court directed the concerned to consider and dispose of representations in this regard within eight weeks.

A division bench of justices M Sathyanarayanan and N Seshasayee gave the directive after holding that prima facie there appeared to be irresponsibility on the part of the officials concerned in opening the library at Aanandhavaadi village in Ariyalur.

The bench was disposing of a PIL from A Prakash, an advocate, praying for a directive to the local administration to consider his representations dated August 1 and 9 last to the Block Development Officer and the Collector to inaugurate the public library building constructed at a cost of ` 2.70 lakh under the Anaithu Grama Anna Marumalarchi Thittam and completed in 2009.

Anti-social elements occupied the building and misused it day and night, the petitioner said, pointing out that the library would be of use to students and civil service aspirants if the building was inaugurated.

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