Stagnated sewage posing problems for residents

  • Sukhpreet Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2014 21:39 IST

Residents and industrialists of Phase 5, Focal Point, are worried over stagnation of sewage on roads, as it not only makes movement cumbersome but also raises the issue of sanitation.

Factory owners have complained about the problem to the municipal corporation several times, but to no avail.

Hardeep Pahwa, manager of Rajindra Forge Private Limited, said: “I have called MC's executive engineer many times to resolve this problem, but no one from the department came here to take stock of the situation.”

Raman Jha, a visitor, said: “Open drains mostly overflow leaving roads in the area full of sewage. I have been using a different way for the past few weeks due to the constant overflow of sewage on the road.”

Gopal Nath, a labourer, said: “Due to unhygienic conditions and bad odour in the area, labourers refuse to come to work. If this problem will not be solved soon, the area will become a breeding place for mosquitoes.”

Kamlesh Bansal, zonal commissioner (Zone B), MC, said: “I have asked the authorities concerned to solve this issue. The problem will be resolved as soon as possible.”

Sher Bahadur, a resident, said: “We don't allow our children to move out of houses as any exposure to the area could make them ill. We want that sewage should be cleaned. The problem will increase if it remains unattended.”

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