Chennai: At a time when residents of Chitlapakkam are suffering due to acute water scarcity, Chitlapakkam Town Panchayat Executive Officer M Venkatesan informing that the Madambakkam-Chitlapakkam water scheme is nearing completion might come as a huge relief.
Venkatesan who was the special invitee of the Chitlapakkam Muthulakshmi Nagar Welfare Association executive committee members meeting said the trail test to supply water has been successfully conducted and in all probability distribution will begin in a week’s time.
He requested the people to wait for few more days to enable them to overcome difficulty, if any, in supply of water.
When members asked about the provision of water pipe connections to new houses, he assured that after analysing the quantum of water coming and what is the surplus available after supplying to the existing connections, decision will be taken for giving new connections.
Venkatesan said within 2 or 3 months a decision will be taken, in this regard. He explained to the members about the interest taken by Kancheepuram District Collector P Ponnaiah in speeding up this water scheme and also the efforts taken by the Collector in moving the garbage from lake area.
He appreciated the co-operation and the efforts of the association in the reduction of garbage in Muthulakshmi Nagar area. He also assured that the desilting and deepening of Chitlapakkam lake will be taken up after stopping the sewage inlets coming from Tambaram side at an early date, as the under ground drainage system is ready in Tambaram.
The association president L Sundararaman presided over the meeting and resolution congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being re-elected.
The association members also decided to meet the newly elected MP of Sriperumbudur T R Baalu and press for the various demands of the locality including metro extension beyond Tambaram, upgradation of Chitlapakkam as Municipality, more trains from Tambaram 3rd terminal to Bangalore.
Association secretary D R Shivakumar informed the members about the development of road works done in the nagar and told, by erecting banners in some locations the garbage dumping on the roads has considerably been reduced.
Vice presidents V Ramajeyam and V L Narasimhan, joint secretary S Sekar, assisstant treasurer S Venkatesan and committee members attended the meeting.
The association also decided to conduct the 28th annual cultural day in June/July and the meeting ended with vote of thanks by treasurer R M Easwaran.