Panchkula: Clean inside, cluttered outside

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Nov 16, 2014 11:59 IST

The clean premises of the city’s police station show that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has really paid off.

However, vehicles impounded as case property are parked on the campus, and these stick out like a sore thumb.

A broken road leads to the Sector-5 police station where a rusted water cooler is kept right at the building entrance.

Within the building, the mopped floors, tidy rooms and the mowed lawn make for a clean image.

However, the area behind the building has been neglected with muck lying around.

Numerous four-wheelers have been abandoned here for a long time now, it appears, going by the dense wild growth which almost completely covers the vehicles. These rusting vehicles mar the clean premises.

The roadway to the Sector-16 police post is also damaged. The floors were mopped and the toilets clean. Policemen were even painting bricks of the flower bed at the entrance to the police post.

But, the building badly needs a fresh coat of paint.

Here too, a heap of seized vehicles have been left to gather dust. Sector-16 police post in-charge sub inspector Surjeet Singh said, “I will get these vehicles dusted and shifted. These are case property.”

There is no tar road laid to the Sector-19 police post. Though the building interiors are well-maintained, the exterior needs to be whitewashed; potholes near the entrance, which lead to water stagnation during rains, should be filled.

The exteriors pose a problem even at the Sector-20 police post. The walls of the building are damp and need to be painted again.

The immense wild growth outside the building has almost hidden the seized vehicles. Station house officer inspector Surender Singh said, “The stranded vehicles can be disposed of only after forming a committee under a magistrate.

We do not have Class-4 employees to dust these vehicles regularly.”

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