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BJP, Cong overlooked Gorakh Nagar, sanitation emerges as major problem: Residents tell Munish Gupta
7/5/2019 12:11:14 AM
Early Times Report

Jammu, July 4: The residents of Gorakh Nagar Bahu Fort accused BJP, Congress of overlooking the area in many aspects but the sanitation has emerged as major problems.
Munish Gupta, Editor Early Times, who was on his mass contact programme today at Gorakh Nagar took stock of the problems being faced by them and informed them about his vision for contesting upcoming assembly elections from Gandhi Nagar constituency.
"The main drainage has not been constructed well and substandard material has been used in which has not been working properly due to which water seeps into the houses adjoining it.
Even the drains are never cleaned and no sanitation of lanes is taken care of by the authority concerned. At some places the drains has not been covered posing threat to lives of residents living near it. The garbage carried by the drains gets stuck in this area which has created nuisance as it emanate foul smell," said Ashwani Pandore, Shakuntla, Anil, Suman, Baldev Singh, Shivani, Sumati, Sanjay, Meena Kumari, Swarna Devi.
"The water is not supplied for days together and whenever it comes, it stays only for one hour which doesn't fulfil our needs," said Neelam, Priya Thapa, Pawan Kumar, Kanta Devi.
The erratic power scenario in these days of peak summer has made life of the resident difficult. "We face huge power cuts in our area due to which we had to spend sleepless nights most of the days. At some places the distribution power cables are hanging very low posing threat to human lives," said Nishant.
Some residents pointed out issue of theft cases in the area. "Recently many burglaries have taken place in Gorakh Nagar. I lost my car which was parked in Ram Leela ground.
Police FIR was lodged but my car remained untraced. We want that CCTV camera should be installed where vehicles of the residents are parked so that theft cases should be stopped.
The area also lack parking space and for that we have put forth the proposal of covering the canal nearby Ram Leela ground for expanding the parking space but nothing has been done till date," said Karuna Devi.
There were many houses in the Gorak Nagar which were without latrines. "We had applied for providing latrines to the concerned authority in our houses as per central scheme but we our request remained unheard. We are very poor and our houses are in dilapidated conditions.
Nobody from government helped us to provide us financial assistance to construct our houses. There are elderly members in our family which have not been given benefit of Old Age Pension," said Maya Devi, Tulsi Devi, Shanti Devi.
A large chunk of residents had problem of their main road which is totally dilapidated and during rains the entire road turned into muddy road making difficult for vehicles and pedestrian to move on it.
"It has been years, the road has not been blacked topped and during rains water logging makes things more tough for the locals. We have been residing in this area for the last 60 years but the conditions of roads have not been improved till date," Rakesh Kumar, Daleep, Uttam Chand, Jirmat Singh.
Anmol Gupta, a young boy of the area, who is also a student, raised the serious concern of increasing drug menace in the area.
He said that a large section of the youth has come into the grip of the drug abuse, which is being supplied by outsiders. "I am very concerned about the rising drug menace in my area.
Although I study in Chandigarh but whenever I come back home i find my friends addicted to drugs. This menace is being spread with huge conspiracy to destroy the youth of our areas and entire Jammu.
I have also observed that the drug menace is spread in the entire Gandhi Nagar constituency which is serious concern," said Anomol.
Few residents alleged that they have not been enrolled in electoral rolls. "We have filled application for enrolment in voters list but every time our application is rejected reason known to the concerned department," Abdul Rehman Mir, Haji Abdul Gani Wani.
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