"We built most anganwadis"
“The biggest achievement was the construction of a modern office complex for the municipality. We also built the most number of anganwadis and buildings for Kudumbasree in the State in the last five years,” outgoing chairman T.K. Devarajan said.
Erecting street lights on the 4-km stretch between Kannadikkadu and Anthippilly canal, which was highly accident-prone previously, setting up a gas crematorium and A.P.J. Abdul Kalam memorial park, distribution of vehicles to the differently-abled and effective management of waste treatment were his other major claims.
“Not only no new projects were implemented, even the existing projects like the Kudumbasree’s much appreciated bus service, Aswamedham, ran into hurdles during their tenure,” he said. Waste management is in tatters as the beneficiaries are yet to be delivered bio-pots and bio-gas plants.
All newly build roads turned potholed even before the flex boards claiming it as a major achievement faded. Water logging has only worsened while the much awaited JNNURM drinking water project hasn’t benefitted the people since the municipality failed to replace the aged pipeline networks. The production and service sectors didn’t fare any better, Mr. Raju said.