A number of residents of ward number 2 gathered at the Bhadso road and marked their protest against the civic authorities for not providing basic facilities like roads, drinking water, street lights and hygienic living conditions.
Over 300 people, including a large number of women, gathered and raised their slogans against the municipal corporation and their elected representatives. The protest was organised by the welfare society of the ward number 2. The society members also submitted a memorandum to deputy commissioner (DC) Varun Roojam and demanded immediate relief for their problems.
In their memorandum, citizens put forward their foremost demand of construction of roads and streets, along with improvement in sewerage system of the locality. The residents also demanded construction of 40-feet road from Navi Chungi to Darshna colony, supply of drinking water, pre-mix carpeting of roads, installation of street lights, solving traffic problems from Thapar College to the Bhadso road, relief from choked sewerage lines.
Welfare society general secretary Karam Chand Bhardwaj said we have been requesting the civic authorities since 2010. He said, "We have written to various authorities like commissioner of the municipal corporation and mayor of the city more than 20 times, but in vain."
He said it was clear-cut negligence of the authorities. "We have requested the DC to initiate inquiry against this apathetic attitude of the officials concerned, who do not seem to bother even after repeated requests," he added.
The DC said, "I have received the memorandum given by the residents and also forwarded it to the commissioner of the MC and sub-divisional magistrate. The residents had met me earlier and complained against the biased approach of the corporation officials. I have sought a detailed report on it from the officials."