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To bring essential issues into sharper focus, and also to enable residents and other stakeholders of Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) to be able to volunteer more effectively for the common good, the Federation of OMR Residents Association has formed sub-committees that will function in specific areas.

There are 15 sub-committees. Each sub-committee consists of volunteers and will have one person at the helm, and they will be the single point of contact for issues pertaining to the sub-committee.

They sub-committees are based on the following areas: Power, Water Sewage, Transport, Traffic, Police (Law Order), Roads, Ecology, Swachh Bharat, Health, Education, Industries, Recreation, Town Planning, Human Resources and New Ideas (a sub-committee that is essentially about everything that has not been thought about as yet).

With clearly-marked specialisations, residents and other stakeholders on OMR will know where they fit in and can make valuable contributions as volunteers.

Who can be part of these sub-committees?

FOMRRA represents the interests of anyone who lives/ works on OMR from Madhya Kailash to Mahabalipuram. And so, those who live on OMR, work on OMR or have been influenced by OMR, can all contribute and be part of these groups.

Each sub-committee functions on the basis of guidelines, which include the government departments they will have to interact with and also a clear delineation of the areas in which they can make an impact and the possibilities open to them.

To give a few examples, the sub-committee for Power will be interacting with TNEB, but will also work in the area of alternative energy such as solar power, and help residents’ groups with the know-how and other matters relating to tapping into it. The Water Sewage sub-committee will connecting with CMWSSB and also private water tanker associations. Issues covered by the Ecology sub-committee will include those relating to lakes and parks. The Swachh Bharat sub-committee will deal with issues such as solid waste management, which includes segregation and composting of waste. The Recreation sub-committee will look at a vast canvas of activities, which include sports, hobbies, culture, libraries and books marathons.

Those wishing to join any of the sub-committees can fill the form at

(Harsha Koda is a resident of Sabari Terrace, a gated community on OMR and a coordinator of FOMRRA)

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