Famous Baradari Garden here, known for its beauty and peaceful environment, has been facing government apathy as unhygienic conditions and its poor maintenance has overshadowed its beautiful sceneries.
Representing the royal aura of Patiala city, the garden has been ignored by the authorities as it lacks even basic facilities.
A random survey of the garden revealed that the toilets are non-functional for past many years, while there is no proper facility of drinking water.
The cleanliness of the garden is also a big issue for the visitors as one can easily witness litter thrown all around the garden, exposing tall claims of the authorities.
Though employees have been deputed to maintain cleanliness in the garden but still visitors complain about the maintenance of garden.
Toilets, which were built 12 years ago by former IAS Jasbir Singh Bir have been locked.
The fountains in the garden are also not functioning.
The security of the visitors is also one of the main concerns due to presence of drug addicts and notorious people.
Students who bunk off school and couples from colleges also frequent this place.
Raj Kumar Malhotra, resident of New Officer Colony
Visitors face inconvenience in the garden. The water cooler is not working and toilets are locked. The authorities must look into it.
Suresh Jain, resident of Friends Colony
The authorities should focus on maintaining the garden. In the evening we use to come here but due to the lack of maintenance the beauty of the garden is no more the same.
M.S Bindra, Gyan Colony
I have been regularly coming in the garden for the past 16 years but the maintenance is very poor. Now as the temperature is increasing, a water cooler should be added.
Harvinder Singh Kalhon, resident of Vikas Colony
The lock from the toilets should be removed as soon as possible. The cleanliness of the garden should be maintained regularly.