Speaking at the Council meeting of the civic body, the Mayor said Chief Minister J Jayalaltihaa has co-ordinarted 17 important departments to carry out essential works like drinking water supply, drainage management, good roads and lights. 'As a result, various schemes are being implemented in an effective way,' he said.
Duraisamy said steps are being taken to put an end to problems faced by the residents of Chennai. He said various schemes are being implemented to ensure that people of the city lead quality life.
He said steps would be taken to appoint conservancy staff in all the schools run by the Corporation.
The meeting chaired by the Mayor was held in the presence of Commissioner Karthikeyan. Deputy Mayor Benjamin and Councillors took part. A total number of 51 resolutions were passed in the meeting.
One of the resolutions said movie halls, hospitals, shopping malls and wedding halls in the city should pay a service charge for eradication of mosquitoes and rodent control.
The move was to help control the rising number of mosquitoes and rodents.
As soon as the proceedings started, opposition leader Bose wanted to raise the issue of the alleged spread of cholera in the city. But the Mayor declined permission to him, stating that the issue would be taken up after the question hour. However, Bose was not ready to pay heed and continued raising the issue. When Duraisamy stod his ground, the DMK members staged a walk out. Later they came inside the Council hall and took part in the proceedings.
It is to be noted that Tamilnadu Local Administration Minister K P Munusamy inspected slums on Tuesday and ordered authorities to ensure that garbage was cleared swiftly and safe drinking water was supplied in areas where diarrhoea had been reported.