Residents of the Rajpura Road are in great distress as sewerage water has accumulated along the road sides. People living in the area are suffering from the problem of blockage of sewerage for the past three weeks.
The unhygienic conditions are posing serious health hazards to the people living by and as well as the commuters face difficulty, reflecting dirty picture of the city.
A shop owner at Rajpura Road Sunder Singh, said, “We are sitting idle from past many days as no customer turns up due to waterlogging. Besides, choking of sewerage especially during the rainy season shopkeeper is posing risk of water-borne diseases.”
President of Rajpura Road Shopkeepers Association Arun Bector said “We have urged the municipal corporation (MC) authorities to get clean the sewage but our requests seem to fallen on deaf ears and nothing concrete has been done to improve the condition so far.”
Area councillor Deepika Sunny Bhalla said “The sewerage pipes are not choked but it is over flow of water by Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) which harried the commuters.”
“We will look into the matter as soon as possible as DMCH is the prominent hospital and thousands of people visit it,” added Bhalla.
On contacting medical superintendent of DMCH, staffers were giving alternate numbers and no one was accountable for the version.
Additional commissioner, operation and maintenance, Manjeet Singh, refused to give comments as he was busy in an official meeting. Ravinder Garg, executive engineer of municipal corporation said, “We are installing 16 inches pipes on the opposite road to make a smooth flow of sewerage.”
Similar conditions prevail at areas, including Haibowal Kalan, Dugri Road and Teja Singh Road.