Ludhiana: Where city is on its way to become a Smart City, there many parts of city are still facing many problems related to its infrastructure. The area of Dugri is another hot spot for an outsider as it has many shops and food corners for visitors. But on the other side of picture, village Dugri is lacking with a few civic facilities like lack of parks, poor condition of roads, lack of community centers and non-functional street lights etc.
Lal Chand, a native of village Dugri said that this area is still lacking of many facilities. Street lights are not working in a proper manner. We have a long time demand of a community centre in the village because some people cannot afford expensive marriages and other social gatherings so they can use community centers for that purpose.
Satwinder Singh shared that the roads are not in good condition and the roads aren’t maintained even. So many speed breakers have been constructed on roads which create many problems for the commuters while driving. Other demand of natives is up gradation of high school into senior secondary school. It would be helpful for students of adjoining areas who cannot afford education in private schools.
According to Rajesh Palta, who runs a shop told that our area needs so much development especially parking area for nearby market as Dugri market is an important shopping place for surrounding areas of Dugri. Traffic is the main problem for us especially in evening time and it leads to so many problems. He also added that there is no appropriate place for children to play. There are open places for dumping of garbage. We want there should be one place for dumping the garbage and it should be clear on daily basis by municipality.
Dr Kulwinder Singh, a doctor by profession told that we have no park in this area. That’s why elder people have to go far places for morning and evening walk. Play ground is needed here where children can play as