Ujjain: Youth Congress (Ujjain North) handed over a memorandum to the additional commissioner of UMC on various problems faced by the city, despite its appearance on the list of ‘smart cities’, and consequent elevation thereof in the near future and also demanded all the problems related to public interest must be resolved at the earliest.
Vice president of the unit Sudarshan Goyal, who led the delegation, said despite this fact, basic problems of the city dwellers are not being paid attention. He said “75 per cent of the old city is filthy despite the cleanliness campaign of Union government. Many new sanitation workers are being appointed and new techniques are being introduced to maintain sanitation but the city remains filthy and piles of garbage are seen on many streets and roads.”
Another major problem confronting the city is illegal construction work over which the corporation has no control. The Youth Congress said there were no policies in place to keep a check on such elements. Government lands they said were being illegally encroached, for which a stern action plan was badly needed. They pointed out that due to lack of proper parking lots, the traffic system of the city had fully collapsed. This was particularly so in the main market areas.
The Youth Congress also highlighted the problem of drinking water supply in the old city. They urged the government to maintain transparency in applying new policies that pertained to public interest.
Goyal said all the problems related to public interest must be resolved by the corporation, failing which an agitation would soon be launched.