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Residents put off by poor sanitation in Huda sectors, accuse RWAs of graft

punjab Updated: Apr 16, 2014 12:10 IST
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Residents of sectors 21, 22 and 23 have alleged that their RWAs have not been doing a satisfactory job with regard to sanitation work.

Resident welfare associations (RWAs) of several Huda sectors had recently taken up the charge of sanitation from the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) to better the service.

According to residents, who have accused the RWAs of corruption, there has been no improvement in the sanitation work. They complained of workers not coming regularly and garbage being dumped at the entrance of sectors.

“The sight in front of our house is ugly. The sanitation workers throw garbage in front of the gate, on the main road. There should be a complaint register for residents to write their grievances,” said MC Gulati, resident of Sector 23 (east zone).

“The Huda workers used to clean the roads and vacant plots in the sectors. Now, the workers clean only the roads,” he added.

Meanwhile, RWA president of Sector 23 Ashok Rana said that due to weather conditions, leaves scatter on the ground giving the roads and the streets a dirty look.

“The workers come regularly. But there is a problem some go on leave. We have spoken to Huda officials for a dumping site,” he said.

Similarly, each resident of Sector 22 has been paying `30 everyday to the garbage collector. However, the RWA’s work has not been satisfactory, they said.

“We see no difference in the work done by the Huda or RWA. Huda is a government body and at the end of the day we can hold them accountable for the work. On the other hand, even if the RWAs are not using funds properly, we cannot do anything about it since it is a private body,” said a resident of Sector 22B.

President of Sector 22B Bhim Singh Yadav said that residents are complaining for no reason since the roads have always been clean. “The attendance of the sanitation workers is always 100%,” he said.