Chandigarh: The southern sectors of Chandigarh, especially in the grid of Sector 41 to Sectors 41- 47 are grossly neglected by the Municipal Corporation.
Poor sanitation, dearth of parking in residential areas and low water pressure are the routine problems that the residents of these sectors have to bear with.
Majority of the people are upset with the adjoining villages and rural areas. The Sectors 41 and 42 are near villages Buterla, Badheri and Attawa respectively; while Sector 45 is linked with Burail and Sector 47 residents face problems due to Faidan village. The residents complain about non-functional streetlights and poor re-carpeting of roads in the ward.
Residents of Sectors 41 and 42, especially those living on top floors, lament that water is supplied to their homes at low pressure, especially during summers. The AC fish market in Sector 41, which was built by the Administration at a cost of around Rs 1 Crore and handed over to the MC in 2009, is still non-functional.
- Garage for two wheelers in Sector 41, a den for drug addicts
The administration had though initiated a concept for parking two wheelers in the garage, but they are serving as shelters for drug addicts and boozers.
- Parks turn parking for vehicles in Sector 47
The parking of vehicles in Sector 47 is a huge problem. The people often complain that don’t get space for parking their vehicles. In the event of this, they are forced to park their vehicles in the public parks.
- Sector 42 lake has a shabby look
The lake of Sector 42, which was tipped to be a tourist spot, has a shabby look. Sans water, it is filled filth and garbage. The elephant grass growing around its corners adds to the mess.
- No check over unauthorised parking around Sector 43 ISBT
The district courts complex and the Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) are in Sector 43, where the deployment of traffic cops is fixed. However, the vehicles are parked haphazardly in the area, which creates a chaos.
- Poor re-carpeting of roads
The road stretch linking Sector 41 to 47 is not maintained properly. The re- carpeting of roads has apparently been done for a formality. Several roads in the area have wide cracks, causing lot of inconvenience to the vehicles.
- Residential park turns hub from gamblers and boozers at Attawa
The residential park at Attawa has turned into den for the gamblers,
Including rickshaw pullers, who are often seen smoking and consuming liquor in the public parks.
The elephant grass is the most common sight in the residential parks which are reportedly out of focus of the MC officials. The grass has not been cut for long time and needs immediate attention.
Market of Sector 45 is encroached by small dhaba owners on the road and by rickshaw pullers.
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