The meeting of area sabha one of GCC Ward 126 held on Saturday morning at a private wedding hall in Jeth Nagar seems to have been organised well and attended by about 70 plus people of this area.
Called and hosted by the local councillor, Amirda Varshini of the Congress, area sabha meets are meant to provide a platform for residents of each area in a civic ward to present and discuss local issues.
On Saturday, people used this opportunity to talk about their problems.
Community activist C R Balaji who was present said that some of issues raised included the mess when sewage mixed with rainwater entered plots at Tiruvalluvarpettai in Mandaveli, of power cables running on pavements and street sides and of cattle roaming on local streets.
While the councillor appreciated the attendance of some officers of the state agencies including the police, she said she was disappointed with some local area engineers not dropping in.
Said Amirda, “GCC officials of all the departments in the ward should be more active to solve the problems that people raise. If they are at such meetings, they can also respond to people’s queries.”
The officials who did not attend were GCC’s local area AEE, TANGEDCO’s Mandaveli AE, GCC streetlights department AE, staff of Revenue and Urban Habitat Board – all of them were invited to this meet.
Meanwhile, meetings for other areas of this Ward are to take place soon. Each Ward is divided into 10 areas and has its own representatives too.