A resident of Yamuna Enclave in Zirakpur, Vijay Dutta, has begun a hunger strike to protest the lack of basic amenities in the area.
The area, which is in ward no 4, has been facing a shortage of electricity and water since the past few years. Dutta said roads in the area are damaged. The Municipal Corporation has also failed to assign a garbage collector to the area, thereby comprising the health of residents, he alleged.
“We have held meetings with several authorities, including the Member of Legislative assembly (MLA) of Zirakpur. They have all made promises but failed to meet them. The area has witnessed no development. The hunger strike will continue until all our demands are met,” said Dutta.
Another resident, Sanjit Chandel, alleged that leaders visit the area only during elections but never after it is done.
“The hunger strike has been initiated with the consent of all residents of the area,” he said.
Several residential colonies, i ncluding Jamuna Enclave, Panchsheel Enclave, Chandigarh Enclave, Alpine Residency, Lagpat Enclave, Amolak Enclave, Sarv Manglam, Silver City and Friends Enclave have faced acute shortage of water and electricity.
Meanwhile, the executive officer of Zirakpur council, Parvinder Sarow, denied having ever met residents or received any written complaints alleging lack of amenities in the area.
He said development projects would be initiated after the monsoons.