Infuriated over lack of basic civic amenities, residents of a local colony have put up a banner at the entrance of the colony asking politicians of all hues not to visit their locality for seeking votes for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.
"Ferozepur da kise vi party da koi vee candidate jaa auhdedar iss gali vicho votan mangan di khechal na nare, nahini tan………." (No nominee of any political party or any office-bearer should come to this area to seek votes, otherwise…………..), reads the notice put up at the entry point of
the Bedi Colony on the Ferozepur-Mallanwala road under ward number 6 of the municipal committee.
The major problem in the colony is the lackof proper sewerage system. "Despite spending huge money on the construction of their houses and paying hefty taxes the MC, they are yet deprived of hygienic living conditions as the flow of sewage water in the open gives them the feeling of living in the hell," rued Nihal Singh, a resident of the colony.
"Besides spreading foul smell, sewage water often gets mixed with tap water that lead to the supply of contaminated water through taps," he said.
"We knocked at the door of each and every politician as well as official, but none bothered to listen to their grievances," said Vikram of the same locality.
"During the 2012 assembly polls, they were assured of better civic amenities by representatives of every political party, but so far no one has bothered to do anything to improve the condition of the colony," said residents.
When contacted, municipal authorities said that work related to laying of sewerage pipes has been going on the Ferozepur-Mallanwala road and once it got accomplish, sewerage problem in the Bedi locality would also be tackled.