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The long wait for basic infrastructure continues

Residents of Anandam Avenue have given numerous petitions, yet nothing changed

The long wait for basic infrastructure continues for the residents of Anandam Avenue on East Boulevard Road near Maharani Theatre in the city.

Better roads, sanitation and regular supply of water, which are three basic infrastructure in any residential colony, have kept away most people from Anandam Avenue.

The residential colony, situated on the eastern side of East Boulevard Road, came into existence about 15 years ago. It was one of the offshoots of unbridled urbanisation in the city.

Not many came forward to construct houses when the colony was created. However, the face of the colony had changed when a few educational institutes including Kurinji College and Santhanam Vidyalaya were set up there. Now, it has a number of individual houses. A few apartments have also sprung up in the colony. But it does not have any roads except the Greenway Road that leads to a college. That road too looks worn out as it was laid about 10 years ago.

Mud roads, which were reportedly levelled by the real estate promoter, are the only option for the residents.

“Several years have passed since the colony was formed. There is still no sign of forming new roads,” said a resident.

Similar to the residents of other areas, she said that they had been promptly paying all types of taxes to the Tiruchi Corporation. It should have created all infrastructures at least two years from the creation of the colony. Numerous petitions were given to the Corporation and its former elected representatives, seeking the intervention of authorities to lay new roads. Though they promised to create all infrastructure including roads on many occasions, the promises were yet to be fulfilled.

Recollecting their sufferings on rainy days, the resident said that all roads become slushy and unmotorable.

“It is high time to lay roads and special attention must be made to create all needed infrastructure immediately,” a resident said.


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