|Early Times Report|
Jammu, June 30: Editor in Chief Early Times, Munish Gupta, has expressed dismay over the clogged drains at Dharam Lane, Preet Nagar in Gandhi Nagar area.
“It’s unfortunate that residents of Dharam Lane area have been left in lurch and their repeated pleas to get their genuine problems addressed have fallen flat,” said, Munish, who would be contesting the forthcoming assembly elections as an independent candidate from Gandhi Nagar constituency.
Munish said, “People are facing immense problems in the peak summer season. Helmsmen should realize that sanitation is important during summer season and this issue cannot be ignored.”
He said, “Councilors, who were elected, for addressing the basic issues confronting the people have also failed to live upto the expectations of the people. Common man cannot be left in lurch. His issues need to be addressed.”
Meanwhile, residents of Dharam Lane, Preet Nagar, while talking to Early Times said, “The stinking smell emanating from these open drains has made our lives miserable. We are unable to breath. The concerned authorities seem least bothered about our plight.”
They said, “We have approached the officials on many occasions and have apprised them about the difficulties being faced by us. The councilor, whom we had voted for never came back to check what we are facing.”
Residents urged the authorities to repair the clogged drains and get them cleaned at the earliest.