Broken roads, non-functional streetlights continues to harass SBS Nagar residents

  • Sukhpreet Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2015 19:40 IST

Residents of Shaheed Bhagar Singh Nagar are harried a lot due to broken roads, non-functional streetlights and garbage dumps. Residents claimed that they do not allow their children to come out during evening as there are no streetlights and it is unsafe.

Besides, in absence of proper lighting arrangements commuters meet with accidents at night. Residents demand that attention be paid towards the problem at the earliest.

Authorities concerned should take step to stop this menace in SBS Nagar. According to the residents, several complaints were made in the past but all fell on deaf ears.

A garbage dump is also situated near the area where slum dwellers reside. Foul smell from the dump irritates residents as well as commuters. Some of the residents also claimed that slum dwellers sometimes leave their pigs in the area which is very unhygienic.

Residents also claimed that slum dwellers used to sit in the parks and take drugs. Some of the parks in SBS Nagar are also not properly maintained. Residents claimed that the plants which are planted in the area are never watered. Residents also said that no sanitation worker comes to clean the area. If they come once in a month, they do not clean the area properly.

Residents demanded that a cop should be deployed in the area for safety.

Residents Speak

The area is not being cleaned for the past several months, as workers of Ludhiana Improvement Trust do not come here. I am living here for the past eight years, and MC doesn't send workers to water plants, which were planted in the park here. Due to non-functional streetlights people do not come out during night as several snatching incidents have taken place in the past.

Surjeet Singh, resident

Several accidents take place due to unlevelled roads. Several parks in the area have not been maintained for the past several months. Authorities should take steps to upgrade and maintain the area. Many of the people have to choose alternative way to reach their destination due to broken roads. Dumps situated in the area are a big problem.
Rajinder Kumar, resident

Councilor Speak

I have spoken to the Ludhiana Improvement Trust chairman for the development of areas. These issues will be resolved soon.

Tanveer Singh Dhaliwal, councilor, ward number 59

Official Speak

I will talk to the officials concerned to resolve all problems of SBS Nagar residents.

Shruti Singh, chairman, Ludhiana Improvement Trust

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