Moti Tabela Sq: A pond in rains just few metres away from collectorate

Indore : Moti Tabela Square is about 100 metres away from district collector’s office and an important junction that connects Rajwada, Sarwate bus stand and railway station to the western part of the city. Even after being so important, the square remains waterlogged during monsoon and thousands of commuters face trouble while passing on this route.

Moti Tabela Sq: A pond in rains just few metres away from collectorate

Collector, SDMs and other officials also travel on this road but they turn a blind eye to this problem. Moreover, Indore municipal corporation has encroached on the bank of Kahn river by constructing shops there.

“IMC has vacated Shekhar Nagar area but narrowed down the river by constructing road and shops on its bank. They have given height to the other side of the bank and damaged the parallel banks. Now, water will flow towards Paganispaga and inundate the area,” resident Aadil Khan said.

Earlier, waterlogging was not a usual affair there but after construction of cemented road, situation turned worse.

“Officials neglected the need of storm water line and didn’t make any arrangement to remove the water. There is no drainage system at the square.

Officials must take action over these problems,” Khan said.

Advocate Bhalchand said that he faces trouble while passing through the area during rains as it causes traffic jam and one cannot pass without getting drenched.

“If IMC officials cannot make much of a difference than they must lay down a pipeline to release logged water in the river at least. We have lodged various complaints but no action has been taken yet,” resident Abdul Aziz said.

Residents and businessmen also expressed anger at the local corporator who never returned to the area after being elected.

“They left us on our own in waterlogged conditions, now they will have to pay in the next elections as we don’t want such representatives who forget us in hard times,” residents cautioned.

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