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Area turns into cesspool, industrialists, locals threaten to boycott polls

Ludhiana: With large chunks of land in the Bahadurke Road area changing into a pool of sewage water, industrialists and native residents have threatened to boycott parliamentary elections if nothing is finished to solve the issue quickly.
The problem has taken bad proportions as overflowing sewerage has flooded roads, parks and vacant plots up to now few months.

Up in hands towards the Ludhiana municipal company, residents and businessmen stated accumulation of sewage water in the area would lead to a plague of epidemic anytime if the government don’t get up now.

Businessmen who have their business gadgets in the area took out a protest rally on Tuesday to voice their anger towards the MC.

They stated the civic officials have no longer addressed the problem despite a number of proceedings. They claimed the issue has gone unaddressed for months now.

Civic and police officials had to interfere to pacify the protesters.

Tarun Jain Bawa, president, Bahadurke Road textile and knitwear association, stated they gained’t tolerate the apathy of the civic government any more. “We have been protesting about blocked roads and choked sewerage for the past three months, but the civic officials have achieved nothing. “If the issue is not solved by way of this week, then we gained’t hesitate to boycott the parliamentary elections,” Bawa stated.

General secretary of the association Subhash Saini stated the association had 325 contributors and there were with regards to 30,000 workers in factories, who're uncovered to unhygienic environment. “Besides workers, 1000's of residents have supported us in our reason and decided to boycott the polls,” stated Saini. He stated that it was once now as much as the government and the politicians on what efforts they sought after to make to sort out this issue.

He stated that the call to boycott polls is the last hotel as repeated representations and talks with government involved have failed.

Indermohan Jain, chairman of the association, stated, “We have approached the area councillor, opposition leaders, municipal company officials, but of no use. People of the area have been protesting every different day towards the apathy, but that has failed to move the government.”

He stated it was once after Tuesday’s meeting that the contributors of the association and residents of the area decided to boycott the elections as that seemed to be the best choice.

Executive engineer of MC Pardeep Saluja, under whose jurisdiction the area falls, stated, “We are doing our best possible to resolve this problem at the earliest. We are hopeful that inside of every week, the issue might be resolved in the area.”

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