Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Pathetic condition of roads in colonies specially approach roads and rural areas, poor health services, lack of government education institutes, regular power cuts, water supply problems are the main issues in Huzur Vidhan Sabha constituency which covers Kolar, Bairagarh and rural areas.
According to residents, the six--lane Kolar project is the only road in the name of development. In rural areas, there is hardly any road and villagers have to face the reality.
There is only a community health centre (CHC) and the entire Kolar population has to depend on private health centres like JK Hospital. Dipendra Sharma, DK Honey Homes, said, “There is only 6-lane road which is under construction. But it's just in the name of development. Besides, big builders have constructed approach roads.
Otherwise, in most of the colonies, road conditions are highly pathetic. Power cuts are another problem in addition to the water shortage problem. In the name of health, it is the private sector which rules the roost. Only CHC is there in the 5 lakh population.”
Rashid Noor Khan, another resident, said, “Encroachment is another big issue in Kolar. With construction of six-lane roads, pollution is also a major issue. Poor water supply and power supply problems still persist. Kerwa water project is for Kolar.
But people don't have individual water connections. Besides, it is reeling under acute water shortage.” Congress candidate Naresh Gyanchandani said, “Our main focus is employment in this constituency. In rural pockets, there is no road. In the health sector, there is only CHC in Kolar. So we have to focus on it. Water supply has to be streamlined. People get inflated electricity bills which have to be redressed.”
BJP candidate MLA Rameshwar Sharma said, “ there are 149 villages in my constituency and all have road connectivity. 50% of them have concrete roads. Middle schools have been upgraded to high schools. In addition to it, we will redress the public problems. We have ensured water supply through Halali Dam and Kerwa projects. For irrigation, there is round the clock power supply and there is no shortage of electricity. Rural areas always get eight hour electricity supply.”