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Residents of Madhavaram demand Thanikachalam Nagar drain be restored as a flood water carrier


Residents living along Thanikachalam Nagar drain, Madhavaram complain that the surplus course carries sewage throughout the year | Photo Credit: B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM

For five years now, residents living along Thanikachalam Nagar drain, Madhavaram, have not opened windows in their houses, because of a stench of sewage and the menace of mosquitoes. Residents complain that the surplus course from Retteri lake has turned into a sewage carrier over the past few years.

The two-km long canal was formed about two decades ago to mitigate flooding in Kolathur, Thanikachalam Nagar and neighbouring areas. It carries excess water from Retteri, travels through United ...


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