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Save us from stinking backflow!

THIS WARD has posh localities but all are found struggling for basic amenities, too! The main problem is poor drainage system and backflow during rains, which gets worse with majority of areas falling in low catchment Gomti zone. The problems are the same whether it is Sanjay Gandhi Puram, Waves, Mantri Avas, Mandi Parishad, Narain Nagar, Ravindrapalli, Rohtas Enclave, HAL, Lakshman Puri, or Maruti Puram and Kasauli.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2006 00:07 IST

The main problem is poor drainage system and backflow during rains, which gets worse with majority of areas falling in low- catchment Gomti zone

THIS WARD has posh localities but all are found struggling for basic amenities, too!

The main problem is poor drainage system and backflow during rains, which gets worse with majority of areas falling in low catchment Gomti zone. The problems are the same whether it is Sanjay Gandhi Puram, Waves, Mantri Avas, Mandi Parishad, Narain Nagar, Ravindrapalli, Rohtas Enclave, HAL, Lakshman Puri, or Maruti Puram and Kasauli.

Residents give 6 out of ten.

Resident Ajay Kumar Singh says:

“The drains in Sanjay Gandhi Puram colony and Marutipuram colony are in a bad shape. We always encounter the problem of water-logging. Stinking backflow is big problem. But, there is nobody to save us.”

Mahadin Yadav, another resident, says, “All the parks in the wards are in a bad shape,  boundary walls of some of them has been broken there is no one to take care of them.”

Mahendra  Handa, says, “In the area around Mandi Parishad, there is acute problem of haphazard parking arranged by the parking boys, besides the problem of water in the area.

Neeraj Gupta says, “We are suffering due to poor water supply in the area. We are getting only one to two hours of water supply in a day. Often we have to fetch the water from the nearby handpump.”

Replying to the charges of corporator Kiran Mishra says, “I have installed over 100 handpumps in my ward to solve the water problem, besides one tube well is already under construction. “When I became corporator, there was no drainage system in 90 per cent of my ward. Now 90 per cent of my ward has a good drainage and sever system.” Mishra says he has constructed the roads in all the parts of the ward. “I am sure my work will win the seat this time,” he says.