Ujjain: Problems  galore before rains

Ujjain: Before the onset of rainy season, residents of different housing schemes have started raising voice on various problems. During summer they were hassled with and complained of non-availability of water and mismanagements in power and sanitation arrangements.

But, with the change in season they are now grappling with potholes, failure of sewer system and lack of security arrangements.

Perturbed over such issues, the residents of one colony were forced to stage a chakka-jam on Indore Road while the wrath of residents of another colony came out against the developer for mismanagements in security, water and power supply.

Residents complain of Tata's work

On Sunday morning, residents of Mahaveer Bagh Colony, resorted to symbolic chakka-jam on Indore Road. Following this unexpected agitation, queues of vehicles were seen on both sides of the chakka-jam venue.

The irked residents said that the work of laying sewer pipe lines under Amrut scheme (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation of 500 cities) is turning out to be a curse for them.

They alleged the Tata Company has been assigned the job at the cost of Rs 400 crore has been violating the terms of the contract. The roads, which the company dug last year in the name of laying sewer pipe lines, has been left uncovered.

Potholes on the roads usually cause to mishaps in the night hours and some children and senior citizens have been victim of this apathetic attitude of the company's officials.

After brief spell of the sewer water has inundated their homes. Nanakaheda station police team under TI Satnam Singh reached there. A team of health department of UMC also reached there and somehow pacified the agitated residents who were holding placards and raising slogans. The chakka-jam was finally lifted.

Parshwanath City residents accuse developer (P3)

On the other hand, a meeting of Parshwanath City Residents’ Society was convened on Sunday under the chairmanship of Manish Sharma. During the proceedings, members expressed deep resentment against the developer in lieu of discharging his responsibilities.

The members were quite aggrieved on non-availability of potable water supply and power supply. They said that they have already paid required money for these facilities, but are not getting the same for past many months as the developer has yet not deposited due amount to the UMC and MP Western Power Distribution Company.

to the negligence of developer, some miscreants have broken down the compound wall and now pressure is being exerted on them to reconstruct the wall from the exchequer of Society.


Meanwhile, taking a serious note of spurt in water-borne and vector diseases across the city, State BJP SC Morcha general secretary Mukesh Tatwal has demanded the UMC authorities to provide RO (reverse osmosis) water to the denizens.

Putting a question mark on the success of ‘Swachhata Mission’ when people are suffering from varied diseases in light of poor water supply arrangements; he said the topmost priority should be on providing clear and hygienic water to the people.

He suggested that RO system should be installed on every well, hand pump and overhead water tanks of each of 54 wards of the city.

P2: Peeved residents of Mahaveer Bagh Colony resorting to chakka jam on Indore Road. FP PHOTO    

P3: Irked over developer’s apathy, the resident of Parshwanath City holding a meeting to decide future course of action. FP PHOTO

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