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Residents irked over lack of facilities

Irked over the absence of basic amenities at Rishi Nagar locality, residents of the area submitted a memorandum to the minister for local bodies demanding immediate redressal of their problems.

punjab Updated: Apr 23, 2012 23:05 IST
Arjun Sharma

Irked over the absence of basic amenities at Rishi Nagar locality, residents of the area submitted a memorandum to the minister for local bodies demanding immediate redressal of their problems.


Residents of the area along with the All India Senior Citizen Organisation, Rishi Nagar, submitted the memorandum in which issues ranging from installation of electric poles to framing a policy of cleanliness and lifting garbage have been discussed.

Dr Satish Thaman, organising secretary of the All India Senior Citizen Organisation, said, "There are a lot of problems in ward numbers 54 and 55 at Rishi Nagar which need to be resolved on priority basis."

"We have submitted the memorandum to minister for local bodies Chunni Lal Bhagat and MLA of Ludhiana West Bharat Bhushan Ashu, asking them for early redressal of our particular problems" Thaman said.

He said some of the major problems include removal of electric poles which had been installed in the middle of the road by the municipal corporation. The poles have been installed on the road opposite to Ram Sharnam at Habowal Khurd, which is causing frequent accidents and blocking safe passage to Bhagat Ravidass Dharamsala," Thaman said.

The memorandum also stated that vacant booths, opposite Telephone Exchange, Rishi Nagar, and block D and E in the area should be sold as they have been 'lying vacant since 1977-78 under the Ludhiana Improvement Trust scheme causing a loss to the tune of crores of rupees to the state exchequer'.

The residents of the area also rued that the depth of the underground water had gone down considerably during the past few years. "The depth of the tubewell needs to be increased
from 350 metre to 650 metre," he added.

The residents of the area are also infuriated over the problem of garbage and filth in the area.
They also demanded that the private company that had been hired by the MC for the task of lifting garbage, dirt and mud from the area should be asked to clean their area.

The residents also demanded that there was an urgent need to open a police chowki at Rishi Nagar to maintain proper law and order.