Resentment prevails among residents of many localities in Nabha over lack of basic civic amenities. Residents of Sant Nagar, Bharat Nagar, Narata Nagar, A-One Public Colony, Ajaib Colony and Gobind Nagar rued that despite several complaints in the past two years, civic authorities had failed to provide them clean drinking water, cleanliness and proper drainage system.
The municipal council had failed to bring these areas under its jurisdiction, the residents rued.
The residents also demanded a government school in the area, as their children were forced to cross a railway track to attend school. As a mark of protest, a number of residents didn't vote in the recent assembly elections.
One of the residents, Jagjeet Nohra, said that political leaders had been making false promises to around 8,000 families residing in these colonies.
He said that heaps of garbage could be seen in every nook and corner of the colonies. Moreover, he said, the colonies didn't have sewerage. "We raised the issue during a sangat darshan programme of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal last year but no action was taken. We have been demanding that our areas be brought under the jurisdiction of the municipal council before the upcoming civic body elections. If our demand is not met, we will be forced to hold protests in front of the MC office," he said.
Another resident, Baljit Kaur, said they had to live in virtual hell during rainy season as water entered their houses. "We pooled in money and constructed the roads on our own. No one pays attention to our woes," she said.