Sandwiched between two railway tracks, Sanjay Nagar locality bears a filthy look with the choked drainage system resulting in overflowing sewers.
The drains in the locality are flooded with sewage these days and the foul smell emanating from all around the locality reflects the poor condition of the system. Though work on laying a sewerage system in the locality is in process these days, the administration seems to have ignored cleaning the drains before the system becomes operational.
According to the residents, the drainage system is choked for the past several weeks but there have been no efforts by the civic authorities to open these drains by desilting.
There are no rains these days but one can find flooded streets in the locality, all because of choked drains. The locality is situated in a triangular shape between Bathinda-Delhi and Bathinda-Patiala railway lines.
Raju Kumar, a resident of the locality said, "By visiting the locality, one can assess the situation in which we are living. The stink emanating from the overflowing sewer has made our lives hell. We have urged the administration to remove the bottlenecks and clean the system but nothing has happened so far."
Another resident Paramjit Kaur said that though the work on laying a sewerage line in the locality was underway these days, it seemed the administration had virtually ignored the area till now.
"The work on laying the sewer lines is in the process since the past several months and is not expected to complete soon. We have to live under these circumstances," she said.
Superintendent engineer of municipal corporation of Bathinda, BD Singla, said they cleaned drains on a regular basis but if the situation was deplorable in the locality, it would be improved as soon as possible.