‘Our councillor is a nameless, faceless figure’
A beehive of civic problems, the residents of Ward No 15 elected their councillor with immense hope. Divya Sethi reports.Updated: Jul 03, 2012 00:45 IST
A beehive of civic problems, the residents of Ward No 15 elected their councillor with immense hope.
But one year down the line, Independent candidate Deepak Indora seems to have been unable to build camaraderie with his people and comes across as an aloof, almost an indifferent figure.
Residents allege that Indora hardly interacts with people and most residents don’t even know his name.
People claim they do not get proper water supply, the roads need urgent repairing and waterlogging is a major issue. Those residing in Sector 12 say there is no community centre in their area and constant power fluctuation ensures they have sleepless nights.
However, Indora seems to be happy with his performance and feels that a lot has been done for the residents in just a span of one year. “Changes cannot happen overnight. In just one year, I have done so much,” he said.
Adarsh Nagar residents rued that they hardly get sufficient water supply in summers and they are compelled to stay without water.
“The municipal councillors are not to be seen throughout the year. But then again, they will appear before the elections with their long list of promises which they will forget the moment they get elected,” a Mahavirpura resident said on condition of anonymity.
On the other hand, Gopal Nagar residents said the roads in their area need to be carpeted. They alleged that though development work is being done in their ward, it is largely confined to the area where the councillor resides.
However, Indora refuted these allegations.
“The road plan for Gopal Nagar is already approved and soon the work would start. In old DLF area, we are about to start road carpeting work. We are also doing drainage work near Mianwali Colony,” Indora said.
“In the first year itself, we got five roads made in Adarsh Nagar. Two roads in old DLF have been carpeted. We have got 30 streetlights installed in different parts of the ward during the year. Moreover, we provide water tankers to residents when they a water crises,” the councillor claimed.