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Admin need to address problems of Shahabad residents compassionately: Munish
Uprooted lanes, poor sanitation worries inhabitants amid Covid-19 threat
3/29/2020 10:01:58 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT
JAMMU, Mar 29: Editor-in-chief, Early Times, Munish Gupta, on Sunday slammed the authorities for its failure to ensure satisfactory sanitation and smooth lanes to the residents of Shahabad locality in Bahu Fort area due to which the locals there are confronting several difficulties in their day to day life.
Munish, who would be contesting the forthcoming Assembly elections as an independent candidate from Gandhi Nagar constituency, said “Lack of proper sanitary conditions and poor state of lanes in Shahabad are a big source of nuisance for the residents. There is no corner in the locality where filth is not visible. Most of the drains are chocked due to which the sewage water is spilling on to the streets while the lanes which were uprooted to lay sewerage pipes were not repaired as yet. The dug up lanes and half broken tiles laid in the lanes tell the complete story. Administration need to address problems of the area compassionately and should make sure that people are not deprived of basic amenities.”
“The entire colony presents a shabby look. The residents are not only facing a lot of troubles but also fear health hazards due to the prevailing unhygienic conditions in their locality particularly when there is panic due to coronavirus pandemic. Unsanitary conditions in the area under present circumstances have put a big question mark over the steps being taken by the administration to prevent deadly coronavirus from spreading in Jammu city. The authorities should wake up from deep slumber as the catastrophe may strike,” said Munish.
Munish urged the administration to direct the concerned agencies to conduct a sanitation drive in the area on a war footing with spray of disinfectant so that the people get the much needed respite in the wake of coronavirus threat.
Meanwhile, residents of Shahabad while talking to Early Times said, “Unhygienic situation and dilapidated condition of lanes in the whole area is making life difficult for the residents. Several stretches in lanes and by-lanes of the area have been lying in shambles for the past some time as they were dug up for laying sewerage pipes.”
“While the streets remain uneven, the large potholes have made matters worse for the residents who are facing trouble to commute to and fro their places of work, schools or colleges.” claim residents.
One of the residents, Shahdin said that dilapidated lanes, clogged drains and heaps of rubbish in open area have made the lives of residents miserable adding that they have no option other than to live in such pitiable condition as there is nobody who pays any heed to their pleas.
“We are generally fed up with the problem of dilapidated lanes and overflowing drains due to blockage arising out of waste material. Several vacant plots in the locality have also turned into mini garbage dumping sites which is another big source of nuisance for the inhabitants,” said Shahdin.
“The garbage is being dumped either in the empty plots, near the drains or thrown in the open as there is no provision of dustbin for collection of junk. The dug up lanes are in a bad shape but the authorities have turned a deaf ear towards their repair. There is severe problem of water logging due to chocked drains which needs to be addressed at the earliest,” he added.
Several other residents said that the uprooted lanes have become unsafe for two-wheelers and even pedestrians. They claim that the lanes were dug up to lay down some sewerage pipes, but were never constructed properly again.
“The rain worsens the condition of the lanes as it fills up with mud and sludge and becomes flooded after even a short spell of rain. We brought up the matter before the concerned authorities but no action was taken. We are still waiting to get a favourable response in this regard,” said the inhabitants.
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