Monday, May 29, 2017

Sewage flowing through airport troubles residents

On the southern side of Coimbatore International Airport, a stretch of the compound wall rests on iron grills. The grills are to allow the flow of water through a natural drain that enters the airport from the north, after cutting across Avinashi Road.

But with the flow of sewage, the grills have turned sieve as plastic and other solid waste get stuck at the iron rods, letting out only water. From the southern compound of the airport, the drain turns east, flows through Kurumbapalayam and ends at the tank in Kolathur.

Odour from the sewage flowing in the drain is now troubling residents of GKR Nagar, PLS Nagar, RG Pudur, AG Pudur and a few other areas in Ward 35 of the Coimbatore Corporation. It is becoming increasingly difficult to carry on day-to-day activities without being mindful of the odour, rues resident R. Marappan.

Though the odour pervades the localities throughout the day, it is particularly difficult in the evenings. That is when the flow also increases.
29/05/17 Karthik Madhavan/The Hindu

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