‘Desilt Buckingham Canal, remove encroachments’

Residents of Alwarpet and Mylapore are frustrated over mosquito menace, which has become an increasingly daily affair. They want Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) to take steps at the earliest to de-silt Buckingham Canal at Alamelumangapuram, Mylapore.

Dr. E. Muralidharan, a long-time resident of Alwarpet, says, “Every day, from 4 p.m., my home is swarmed by mosquitoes. Of late, it is terrible even during day time. I am not able to breathe fresh air. I keep my doors and windows closed throughout the day.”

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