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MLA seeks shifting of dump yard

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“Kodungaiyur residents are finding it difficult”

CHENNAI: Perambur MLA A. Soundararajan on Wednesday made out a strong case for shifting the Chennai Corporation's dump yard in Kodungaiyur to a location far away from residential areas.

Speaking at the civic body's council meeting, he said that it was the Corporation's responsibility to relocate the yard to a place where there is no human inhabitation.

“Residents in Kodungaiyur are finding it very difficult to live with the smoke and stench emanating from the waste. The Corporation is not taking steps to segregate the waste but just dumping it in one place. There are flies all over the place and the smell of rotting garbage is nauseating,” he said.

Mr. Soundararajan said that until an alternative location could be found, the civic body should at least take steps to stop the burning of garbage. “The Madras High Court has given specific directions that burning must be prevented,” he added.

Mayor M. Subramanian said that the civic body had plans to remove the garbage, segregate and make bricks and manure from them. The civic body had looked for alternative sites, but could not find any. The residents of some locations, which were considered, had also strongly objected to relocation of the dump yard in their area.

Mr. Soundararajan also requested the civic body to take steps to desilt and remove water hyacinth from Captain Cotton Canal before the monsoon. He said that maintenance of toilets in Chennai Schools was a matter of concern. When the MLA requested that the work to construct flyovers in Moolakadai and Vyasarpadi be expedited, the Mayor said the projects were being implemented by the Highways Department. In response, Mr. Soundararajan said he would write to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa asking for speeding up of the work.

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