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Monday, 7 November 2011

Saidai Duraisamy - Mayor inspects waterlogged areas

Mayor Saidai Duraisamy and livestock minister TKM Chinnaiah inspected flooded parts of Sholinganallur, and Pallikarnai Peerkangaranai.

The mayor also interact with the inhabitants of the colony in Peru, Jayendra gudi and relief secured and the repairs of the road as soon as possible. He also directed the Corporation officials to speed up relief work in warmer parts of the RAI monsoon in the south of Chennai.

Despite the rain stopped on Sunday, congestion has continued in many parts of the city battered roads proved threat to motorists in low-lying areas in North Chennai. For example, even the hospital Kilpauk College DICAL I did not escaped. The hospital became a flooded field of race-tion for mosquitoes.

The entrance to the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital is completely under water, and can be found in stagnant water everywhere.

"Outpatients must enter and leave the hospital with difficulty, while hospitalized patients bear the weight of the threat of mosquitoes after the rain," said 50-year Pushpavanam, a cook whose husband was admitted to the hospital.

". Every hospital in the monsoon floods in the fighting, as it is at a lower level than the High Road namallee SEW-Poo - GE blocks are a regular feature, because the old sewer is replaced by N twork CED," hospital sources said.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Saidai Duraisamy sworn in

Saidai S. Duraisamy of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) was sworn in as Chennai Mayor at a colourful ceremony at the Council Chamber in the 98-year-old Ripon Building on Tuesday.

Watched by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, Assembly Speaker D. Jayakumar and State Ministers, Mr Duraisamy was administered the oath of office by D. Karthikeyan, Chennai Corporation Commissioner, at 10-50 a.m.

The 59-year-old Duraisamy, who took oath in the name of God, created history by becoming the AIADMK's first Mayor in the history of 323 year-old Chennai Corporation. He became the 48th Mayor of Chennai since the institution of the office of Mayor in 1933.

The AIADMK government, after assumption of office five months ago, had restored the direct mode of election for the post which was indirect in the 2006 elections to Chennai Corporation. The strength of the Chennai Corporation Council was increased to 200 from 155 through the merger of several local bodies in and around the city.

In the polls to the Corporation Council, the party bagged 168 seats. This was for the first time that the AIADMK had bagged such a mandate in the Corporation election. Ten years ago, the party, which had tied up with the now-defunct Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar) and Communist Party of India (CPI), had won 67 seats.

Saidai Duraisamy, defeated his nearest rival M. Subramanian of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in the Mayoral election held last week by over 5 lakh votes.