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Jalandhar MC cell flooded with 900 plaints in 2 days

Issues related to poor sewerage, defunct street lights

Jalandhar MC cell flooded with 900 plaints in 2 days

Non-functional street lights at Damoria Flyover in Jalandhar. Tribune Photo: Malkiat Singh



Tribune News Service

Aakanksha N Bhardwaj

Jalandhar, February 26

The city is grappling with various issues as a large number of complaints related to operation and maintenance (O&M) and street light branches are pouring in with the Municipal Corporation cell these days.

According to information, over 300 complaints related to O&M branch, including poor sewerage and contaminated water, have been lodged with the MC in the past two days.

Apart from this, non-functional street lights in several areas are also troubling city residents. The MC cell received over 600 complaints related to non-functional street lights in the past two days.

The MC officials said a large number of affected residents are visiting “Aap Di Sarkar, Aap De Dwar” camps and sharing their ordeals.

People from Bhullar colony, Dakoha village, and other nearby areas had shared their plight at one of the camps recently. Residents stated that they had been suffering a lot because of sewage overflow. After listening to their problems, Additional Commissioner Amarjit Singh Bains, along with MLA Raman Arora, had also visited the Jaitewal Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), where they were informed that the STP was not working to its full capacity.

With street lights defunct at several places, roads in a pathetic condition, poor sewerage and miserable waste management system, the city is in dire need of overhaul in terms of civic amenities.

Ajoy Sharma, Principal Secretary, Local Bodies Department, reportedly expressed disappointment during his recent visit to Jalandhar where he held a meeting with officials.

The Jalandhar Tribune team visited various areas and found out that most places were in a mess, when it came to sewerage, waste, roads or street lights.

Civic amenities in need of overhaul

With street lights defunct at several places, roads in a pathetic condition, poor sewerage and miserable waste management system, the city is in dire need of overhaul in terms of civic amenities.

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