Residents install banners against open drinking at Rajguru Nagar market

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Dec 13, 2015 19:52 IST
Ludhiana, India – December 13 ::: Hoardings installed at Rajguru Nagar market to ensure sanitation and stop drinking in open .Ludhiana on Sunday December 13, 2015.Photo by JS Grewal / Hindustan Times (HT Photo)

Members of the Rajguru Nagar Senior Citizen’s Welfare Association installed banners to stop nuisance due to open drinking practices at the area market on Saturday evening.

Residents of Rajguru Nagar have been complaining that some persons drink in open at the market and police have failed to check and stop this menace.

The hoardings carry the message to keep the area clean as some people litter at Rajguru Nagar’s main market.

Association vice-president KS Chawla said, “Some persons drink openly at the market. Sometimes they also create ruckus as there is no check by the police. Now, we have installed banners to stop this menace. Residents have been also requested to keep the area clean.”

Chawla further requested police to conduct a surprise checking to stop this nuisance. Such practices leave wrong impression on others, he said.

President of the association, SS Aulakh said, “We are doing social service to improve the condition at the market. The authorities concerned should pay attention towards the public places which are becoming prominent spots for open drinking. They should take preventive steps to curb this nuisance.”

Meanwhile, the members have also demanded from the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) to ensure proper sanitation in the area. Professor Gurcharan Singh, member of the association, demanded from the LIT to ensure cleaning of vacant plots which have become dumping points. He further said they are also demanding to ensure proper provision of public toilets at the market.

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