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Residents of New Raja Garden Colony rue lack of civic amenities

punjab Updated: Jan 17, 2014 21:01 IST
Sanjeev Bhalla

Residents of New Raja Garden Colony here have been ruing the lack of basic amenities in their area. The colony was established in 2003 and nearly 250 houses are presently there. Three of the 12 streets are still without sewerage facility.

Most of the streets are not carpeted so far and residents are regretting the apathetic attitude of the councilor concerned towards their problems.

In spite of repeated requests to local Congress councilor Balraj Thakur, mayor Sunil Jyoti and the area's SAD MLA Pargat Singh, no steps have been taken to regress the grievances of the people.

The scarcity of drinking water is another issue. Without using tullu pumps, the residents claim, they never get supply from municipal taps. Water is being supplied from a tubewell installed at nearby Mithapur village.

"Most of the people deposited the regularisation fee for their plots in October, when the policy was introduced by the state government. But, so far, no step has been taken towards regularization of the colony," said Rajeev Paul Aggarwal, general secretary of the New Raja Garden Welfare Society.

The colony needs a separate water pump and the residents have also suggested a site for the purpose.
"Election time is coming. Let the public representatives come here to seek votes, we will show them the development they did for the area," said Aggarwal.

People Speak

We are feeling cheated after depositing regularisation fees as the authorities have done nothing for the people of the colony. Most of the development works have been carried out by the residents themselves.

Arvind Walia, chairman of the welfare society

Most of the streets have no streetlights. It becomes very difficult to pass through streets during night. The authorities must understand that people living in the colony are also human beings. It seems that the colony does not exist for the MC.

Ashish Mahindru, a local resident

The colony, besides other facilities, also needs the facility of transport urgently. Th should be connected with the city bus service to provide relief to over 1,000 resident of the area.

Yash Paul Lamba, a local resident

Official speak

Several d works for the colony are in the pipeline. We have submitted a list of works and asked the municipal corporation to invite tenders. In the next meeting of the house, the issue will be taken up.

Balraj Thakur, area councilor.