Chennai: Residents of Manali New Town and Vadivudaiamman Nagar were delighted to see Chief Minister M K Stalin making a second visit to their locality on Monday to check on the progress of the relief operations launched there after it was flooded by the overflowing River Kosasthalaiyar during the heavy rains last month.
The Chief Minister had been there on November 20 to instruct the authorities to quickly pump out the stagnant water that had marooned several housing colonies. Following that, to ensure that the relief operations had been carried out properly he was there once again, earning encomiums from the people, who expressed satisfaction over the progress of the work.
Through his interaction with the people he learnt that the situation there has improved. Similarly the continuous work of the officials had brought relief to people in other localities in the city that too went under water when the State received unprecedented quantities of rainfall in history.
Stalin, who has been visiting various rain affected places since November 7, continued his inspection of the other places where the water from Kosasthaliyar had gushed in causing heavy damage to property and inconveniencing the people.
He instructed the authorities of the water resources management department to find a permanent solution to the problem of residential areas getting flooded whenever the Kosasthaliyar was in spate.