Trichy , we all come to love is a city of contradictions in terms of infrastructure. It has relatively good civic infrastructure in the contonment, court  area; A mediocre infrastructure in areas puthur, Thennur, woraiyur , thillainagar, Ponmalaipatti, palakkarai, MG Gate etc; A pathetic infrastructure in the most of the other areas around chattaram busstand, outer areas like Srinivasa nagar, Anna nagar, Edamalaipattipudur, Gandhi Market areas etc.

Civic Corporation is enagaging External contractors to do an assesment of the civic infrastructure and give them recommendations for improvements. This is being portrayed as connected activity with the IT parks’ entry into Trichy. This assessment will include Solid waste management programmes, construction of storm water drains, strengthening of roads, creation of parking lots, development of heritage centres and repairs to water sources.

The proposed new drinking water supply scheme to ensure equitable distribution to all parts of the city will also be included in the city. Looks like the power situation is handled properly by the city with less power outages happening off-late.

Now, I am not sure what the term independent contractors means. The skeptic in me thinks it is the same contractors and companies who did (didn’t) do these jobs before and it is the old wine in the new bottle philosophy. But the optimist in me thinks, that with the arrival of IT companies which has a lot of clout over the city and civic organisations in terms of demanding infrastructure facilities will make sure that this is done the right way.

Anyway if the fellow Tiruchians are benefited , that will be great.