South Buckingham canal polluted

13-km long stretch between Okkiam Thoraipakkam and Muttukadu carries sewage

The South Buckingham canal is fast turning into nothing more than a carrier of sewage between Sholinganallur and Muttukadu.

The 13-km long stretch of the South Buckingham canal between Okkiam Thoraipakkam and Muttukadu was improved and widened to 100 metres under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission two years ago. South Buckingham canal runs for a distance of 105 km between Kotturpuram and Marakkanam and it is the urbanised stretches that suffer the most.

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