It?s time for KESCo, KMC to wake up !

Published on Jul 28, 2006 12:24 AM IST

ACUTE POWER shortage, heavy rainfall, waterlogging and traffic jam have made life hell for Kanpurites. But who should be blamed for the mess? Is it city administration, KESCo or Kanpur Municipal Corporation? Certainly all. As these organisations do not have adequate equipment and proper infrastructure, it is the common man who suffers.

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ACUTE POWER shortage, heavy rainfall, waterlogging and traffic jam have made life hell for Kanpurites.

But who should be blamed for the mess? Is it city administration, KESCo or Kanpur Municipal Corporation? Certainly all. As these organisations do not have adequate equipment and proper infrastructure, it is the common man who suffers.

People are fed up of complaining about improper civic amenities, but hardly get any response or solution from these departments. It seems that these problems have become a part and parcel of the daily life in the city.

According to Sanjay Singh, a shop owner in General Ganj, “Since the State is facing the worst ever power crisis, it is difficult to manage business here. Heavy rain and waterlogging have increased our problems.”

Kishan Singh, another shop owner at Naveen Market said, “Generators create lot of pollution and are expensive too, but there is no way out from the power crisis. The rain, which could have been a respite at other places, has played a spoilsport as it has caused heavy waterlogging. In this situation, our business is suffering.”

A student Deepti Rajani, who got stuck in a traffic jam said, “To get out of this jam is like fighting a war and emerging a winner.”

Dheeraj Kumar, an employee in a private company, said, “Everyday, heavy rain causes waterlogging, which adds to the traffic bottlenecks. No one is there to listen and getting late to work is routine.”

Housewife Meera Jaiswal said, “The city is already getting limited hours of power supply. However, the rain triggers faults in high tension lines causing more power agonies.”

Dr Sakshi Gupta said, “It is difficult to face power crisis, waterlogging and traffic snarls together and the administration should at least do something to solve our problems. Else, the situation will go out of control.”

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