Ludhiana: Water woes galore with no MC house meet in sight
As the house meeting of municipal corporation (MC) is not being organised, the common problems being faced by the residents are not being redressed.
Even the councillors from the opposition have failed to convince the mayor to call a house meeting while the residents are complaining about contaminated water and some non-functioning tube wells these summers.
The last house meeting was organised in March to present the budget of 2015-16 but the other civic issues were not highlighted in the meeting. As there is no planning to organise meeting in May too, some councillors have warned to sit on dharna.
A councillor from ward 68, Parminder Singh Soma, who belongs to the Bains group, said three tube wells are not functioning in the ward due to which the residents have been complaining about shortage of water. “We want to raise their issues in the house meeting but it is not being organised. The rules state that a meeting of house should be organised every month.”
“Besides, potholes are causing trouble for commuters. The development is not taking place. If the house meeting is not organised, then we will sit on dharna at MC headquarters,” he claimed.
District Congress president cum councillor of ward 53, Gurpreet Gogi claimed that it is a major problem of water as it is not being chlorinated. MC is responsible to ensure safe drinking water supply to the residents, he added.
Gogi said that if the house meeting is not organised soon, then they will hold protests. He further said that the MC should ensure proper functioning of all the tube wells and dozers should be installed at all the tube wells for proper chlorination.
Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria admitted that there is water problem in some areas as a few tube wells are not functioning. “We will conduct inspection to know why the tube wells go non-functional even before their average life.
We will also take steps to ensure chlorination of water. We are going to call the house meeting soon to discuss various issues.”