Bhadson residents set to protest on Dec 8
After the municipal corporation failed to redress their grievances, the residents of ward number 2, Bhadson Road, have decided to launch a protest from December 8 against poor sanitation system, ill-maintained roads and unhygienic conditions.punjab Updated: Nov 25, 2014 19:29 IST
After the municipal corporation failed to redress their grievances, the residents of ward number 2, Bhadson Road, have decided to launch a protest from December 8 against poor sanitation system, ill-maintained roads and unhygienic conditions.
The decision was taken during a meeting of the residents' welfare association organised here on Tuesday. Accusing the Patiala municipal corporation of failing to keep their promises, the residents said, "The authorities have been promising steps to repair the roads, solve the poor public sanitation facility and provide clean drinking water for a long time but so far, no concrete action has been initiated."
Irked by the attitude of the municipal corporation, general secretary of the residents' welfare association, Karamchand Bharadwaj, said, "A protest will be launched on December 8 against the authorities and if they still ignore our complaints, an intensified public protest and hunger strike will be launched."
He added, "In July, the municipal corporation officials promised to solve our problems but nothing has been done till date."
Residents of Adarsh Colony, Prem Nagar and North Avenue said the poor condition of the roads had made commuting difficult, with two-wheelers and four-wheelers being the worst hit.
They added that dirt, heaps of garbage and a foul stench greeted them every morning and was posing a threat to their health.
When contacted, Patiala mayor Amrinder Singh Bajaj said the authorities were preparing a list of work to be done in different areas across the city.
"The development work in these colonies will be started once we pass work orders in the finance and contract committee meeting," Bajaj said.
First Published: Nov 25, 2014 19:28 IST