She cannot smile in Ismailganj
THE WARD used to be generally safe for the fairer sex due to close-knit cultural bonds. But, for over two years, gun-totting bands have taken over. Cases of eve-teasing have gone up. Encroachments by land sharks are rampant. Streetlights and water are a big problem.india Updated: Oct 20, 2006 01:10 IST
THE WARD used to be generally safe for the fairer sex due to close-knit cultural bonds. But, for over two years, gun-totting bands have taken over. Cases of eve-teasing have gone up. Encroachments by land sharks are rampant. Streetlights and water are a big problem.
People blame it all on the corporator. And the ward gets six out of ten.
“Our corporator is visible after five years. She has never bothered to address our problem of water. The problem is very serious in sector 13, sector 8, and Surendra Nagar. We have approached her time and again for the installation of tubewell in our area but nothing has been done so far,” complains Jitesh Kumar.
Another resident Anil Agarwal says, “Earlier Ismailganj used to be the safest locality in the city but for the last few years incidents of eve- teasing have increased. Goons move around freely. That’s a big problem.”
Mrityunjay Yadav says water is a big problem here. “We get water for two hours in a day.
There is also the problem of water logging due to poor drainage system. We have not respite,” he says.
Vishal says do something and save the park. “A park in our locality has been grabbed by well- connected strongmen with the support of administration.
We approached the corporator with our complaint. But, she was least interested in listening to our woes.”
Corporator Malti Singh says, “People blaming me for poor roads must remember the condition of roads five years back. I have constructed roads of more than Rs 10 crores in my ward.
From Munshi Pulia, Sector 13, till Chinhat, from sector 8 to Surendra Nagar all the roads have been constructed under my regime. ”
To solve the water problem in the area, she claims to have 2 tube wells installed and hundred of hand pumps.
Don’t forget there wouldn’t have been even 450 electricity poles and LMC Girls’ Degree College had I been not there,” she says.
Regarding the encroachments in the ward she says, “ We can’t fight encroachments without proper planning. I have written to the corporation about this. I fought but the encroachers got stay from the court. So what can I do now?”
First Published: Oct 20, 2006 01:10 IST