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Choked sewerage vexes residents, but MC holds them responsible

Ludhiana: While residents are elevating hue and cry over sewerage choking in lots of portions of the city, civic officers are announcing the issue is serious handiest in unplanned localities of the city.
The civic officers were receiving 8 to 10 lawsuits from one ward of the city every day. Most of the lawsuits being won are the ones of choked sewerage strains.

Interestingly, even after passing of almost 27 of its formation, MC government have failed in resolving even the elemental issues of the residents. In the MC common house assembly held on February 4, most councillors complained about the issue of choked sewerage of their wards.

A resident of Subhash Nagar Karamsar colony, Karnail Singh, stated, “On Saturday, a few college students fell in grimy water while they were going to the college of their locality.” He stated roads were getting damaged because of stagnant water. He rued that not a unmarried construction paintings has been undertaken in the space in spite of Congress MLA Sanjay Talwar announcing Rs eight crore for a similar.

Another resident from Guru Arjun Dev Nagar near Dholewal Gajjan Singh Jassal complained that he had knocked on the doors of CM and native our bodies minister on multiple events, however the issues of the area had still not been resolved. He added that filth and foul odor had made their lives miserable.

A housewife and resident of Subhani Building space Jaswinder Kaur rued, “Instead of spending on different initiatives, the civic government must exchange the sewerage strains in primary problematic spaces so that residents must get aid from this downside.” She added that Ludhiana can be referred to as a ‘smart town’ handiest when elementary civic wishes of the residents are sorted.

Congress councillor from ward number 12 Naresh Kumar blamed the previous sewerage system and lack of know-how some of the residents for sewerage choking downside. He stated the problem will increase in his ward whenever there is heavy downpour and additionally the residents throw garbage in the sewerage system because of which it will get choked.

He stated there is a requirement of replacing the previous strains with new one and handiest then will the problem will probably be resolved.

BJP councillor from ward number 31 Sonia Sharma stated, “Even after protesting in the House assembly on February 4, no person has proven worry towards downside of my ward. The government appear to be least bothered concerning the residing conditions of the people.” She stated she has attempted each and every means to attract MC’ attention, or even sat on a protest in entrance of MC workplace, but to no avail.

Meanwhile, soliciting for anonymity one of the officers claimed that the problem is serious handiest in spaces which aren't advanced in systematic manner and sewerage strains also are connected haphazardly. Citing reasons he added that the sewerage strains were laid down several years ago in the older and unplanned portions of the city because of which incessantly those strains burst.

Though zonal commissioner J S Sekhon admitted that sewerage lawsuits were expanding, he blamed the rampant urbanization and construction of latest colonies without any estimates as the explanation at the back of this downside. He stated, “We are aware of common lawsuits, but residents are equally chargeable for this issue as they must not have long past for illegal connections in the first position. It is also true that they incessantly throw garbage in those.”

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