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Sec 47 turns a breeding ground for diseases

india Updated: Apr 05, 2012 01:56 IST
Divya Sethi

Thanks to blocked sewage lines in Sector 47, several residents have fallen prey to malaria, dengue and other water-borne diseases.

With a population of nearly 15,000, the sector houses 15 high-rise apartments, 1,115 Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) plots and uncountable mosquitoes and flies nibbling on garbage strewn in the open.

Residents allege the main problem of the area is that the drains are not connected to the main line. Also, the intra-sector drain pipes are not connected.

Then, there’s the nauseating stink that comes wafting in whenever people open their windows for fresh air. Evening walks are out of question for residents.

Every year, many residents fall prey to mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and dengue. Their repeated requests to the administration has failed to yield any desired results.

However, Huda superintending engineer RK Kakkar refutes these allegations.

“I don’t think there is any problem of blocked sewage line. The sector pipeline is very much connected to the main drain. We try to provide the best facilities to the sector.”

Many residents also complain about erratic water and power supply besides law and order issues. They say leaving their vehicles unattended even for a minute translates into inviting trouble.

“I parked my car on the road and in the morning, two tyres were missing. Though we boast about being a Millennium City, our vehicles are not safe even outside our houses,” rued Vikrant Vats, a resident of the sector.