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Black flags hoisted in ten villages

india Updated: Dec 07, 2010 11:32 IST

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Black flags have been hoisted over two thousand and odd houses in Erode by people as a mark of protest.

"The people in ten villages are demanding, among others, that government take steps to repair roads affected in the rains," people said.

The people belong to the villages of 46 Pudur, Ramnagar, Kamarajnagar, EB Nagar, KAS Nagar, Karumparai, Periyachettipalayam, Indiannagar, Ganapathynagar and Vellalapalayam.For the past ten days, the area experienced very heavy rain and the roads were affected badly.

The villagers said, "because of the bad state of roads the town bus and mini bus services have been suspended for the past one week." Further, the other vehicular traffic was also affected.

Revenue Officials told the villagers that Rs 1.75 lakh had been sanctioned for road laying work.

But the villagers demanded a written statement and continued the protest.