The Hindu 01.12.2014
Civic chief to order probe into water connection irregularities
Certain councillors of the Villupuram Municipality on Sunday alleged irregularities in providing water connections to the households in the town.
Responding to the allegation, Municipal Chairman Bhaskaran said that he would soon constitute an official team to look into the issue and based on the outcome of the enquiry, he would take appropriate action.
The councillors also stated that the electric crematorium in the town was now under the control of the social service organisation (Rotary Club) which was charging Rs 500 extra, over and above the charges prescribed by the council.
Lapses pointed out
The chairman said that the officials would look into the issue and take appropriate remedial measure. The councillors also pinpointed many lapses on the part of the local body such as inadequate and improper drainage facilities and scant regard for putting up rain water harvesting system.
They pointed out that the Thiru Vi.Ka Road was bursting at the seams owing to burgeoning vehicular population. This stretch was posing immense problem to the commuters and therefore the councillors sought urgent action to decongest the road and ease the traffic flow.
The councillors also noted that the ground water level had depleted to such a low that the borewells had gone dry and the prospects of divining water were almost nil. Only through rejuvenating the aquifer, the trend could be reversed, they said.
The Chairman said that solutions would be found to all these civic problems.