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Green belt to replace open drain in Khuda Lahora

chandigarh Updated: Jun 03, 2013 23:28 IST
HT Correspondent

Finally, after a wait of three decades, the residents of Khuda Lahora colony have a reason to smile as the authorities have decided to replace open drain (nullah) with a green belt.

Area councillor Saurabh Joshi said it was the long-pending demand of the residents. From the past 30 years they were suffering from stench and diseases caused by the stagnant water. The green belt was possible because of the efforts of chief architect of Chandigarh administration Sumit Kaur and other officers of the municipal corporation. We showed these officers how the open drain had become the breeding ground for mosquitoes and infections.

Sumit Kaur assured the residents that not only would she fix the issue of waterlogging, but also create a green belt to replace the undergrowth, making it look like the Leisure Valley.

The green belt, she promised, would be the mark of astounding architectural beauty and a facelift of the colony.

The residents applauded the efforts made by Joshi as this was the first time that any councillor had arranged an official's visit in that area.