Sanitised locality a distant dream for those living in Dharampura

  • Sukhpreet Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Feb 18, 2015 15:49 IST

Broken roads, inadequate sewerage, non-functional streetlights and a stinking nullah filled with garbage passing right through the area makes Dharampura one of the most neglected areas of the city.

The project to cover the Ganda Nullah from near Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib to Samrala Road started around four years ago, and the project was to be completed within 18 months. However, years on, only a small portion of the nullah has been covered

Residents say it is very crucial to cover the nullah, as the road passing along it is very narrow, and it is difficult to gauge its width at night. Besides, the protective wall erected along the nullah is broken at several locations, putting lives of commuters in jeopardy.

Residents complain that municipal corporation’s sanitation workers rarely come to the area, as a result garbage remains strewn, leading to stench and insanitation. They claim that have they approached the MC authorities several times to get garbage bins installed in the area, but in vain. Therefore, locals continue to dump garbage in the nullah.

Locals add that due to the broken roads in the area, several accidents have taken place. However, the roads have never been repaired in the past four years. As a result, commuters are forced to take alternative routes.

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