Unipole remnants a nightmare for commuters, pedestrians
Remnants of more than a dozen unipoles that have been removed are frequently injuring residents and damaging tyres of vehicles in different parts of the city.
These unipoles were removed around a year ago from various city areas, but the municipal corporation (MC) did not pay heed to removing them completely, leaving behind iron rods poking out of the ground.
Tyres of a city-based doctor’s car were recently damaged by these remnants during a visit to the Sarabha Nagar market.
Similarly, remnants of unipoles are also present on footpaths near Bhai Bala Chowk, bus stand, Bharat Nagar Chowk and other areas, often leading to pedestrians getting injured.
“As my wife parked her vehicle at the parking lot in Sarabha Nagar, the iron remains of a unipole damaged tyres of her car. When we complained to the parking staff, they claimed they were not responsible for it,” said Dr Ramneesh Garg, a surgeon at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.
Demanding that the MC immediately remove these remnants, Dr Garg said these iron rods were dangerous as often people did not notice them while parking their cars and pedestrians also got injured.
According to a tea vendor in the area, tyres of around 2-3 vehicles got damaged there daily.
Advocate Gaganpreet Singh said, “Similar iron rods are poking out near Bhai Bala Chowk, but MC has taken no action to remove them. While it would take hardly any time for the MC to get these removed, people continue to suffer due to the civic body’s apathy.”
When contacted, tehbazaari wing superintendent Jasdev Singh Sekhon said unipoles were removed completely from different areas. However, if any remnants were still there, they would be removed soon, he claimed.