After no response from the area councillor and the officials of Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) for redressal of their complaints, the residents of Rajguru Nagar on Monday approached chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and requested him to look into the matter as they alleged the area residents been deprived of basic facilities like proper roads, sanitation and water supply for years by the MC and the LIT.
It is worth mentioning that earlier HT had highlighted the issue of pathetic condition of roads and poor sanitation in Rajguru Nagar.
“Due to no response from the LIT officials and the area councillor Paramjit Kaur Shivalik, we had no option but to raise the issue with the CM,” said a resident.
“The area is house to numerous chronic and contingent maladies. Problems like broken and pot-holed roads, neglected and unrepaired for years, erratic water supply with low pressure and poor sanitation conditions with garbage all around, have become the real pain for the residents,” they stated in a letter to the CM.
“We are retired and serving officers, engineers, doctors, educationists, entrepreneurs and businessmen living in the area and have contributed to the society in the best possible way we could. But no solution has been provided to us by the area councillor in spite of the repeated complaints,” said KS Chawla, president, Rajguru Nagar Senior Citizens' Welfare Association.
The letter further states that as the area falls under the LIT, the MC should not collect property tax from the residents.
JL Mehndiratta, general secretary of association, said, “We have requested the CM that immediate action should be taken against the negligent officials and problems like poor roads, sanitation and proper water supply should be provided to the area residents.”
“The colony has suffered a lot as it has been shuttled between the MC and LIT from the last two years,” he said, adding that due to the confusion, the area residents did not get the benefits of the schemes.
The area was again retransferred to LIT this year. “The funds reserved for the repairing roads and other funds transferred to the MC were never spent for the welfare of the area,” he claimed in the letter.