Hyper people locked the Corporation Office. People of Sirki market and local people get irritated due to irregular draining system of the city and locked the main gate of the Municipal Office on Friday. People are distressed with arrangements of Municipal Corporation of Bathinda for draining system of rain water. This is the first time that people have locked the corporation office and have staged a protest in front of the gate. On this occasion people shout slogans against the municipal corporation. The municipal corporation officials and employees are closed inside office for around 2 hours. The lock was opened after some officials gave assurance to the people. Because of protest, Municipal Corporations Mayor has not reached the office, whereas the Municipal Corporations Commissioner are being reported staying outside Bathinda.Rain water is severely hit in Shiriki market and adjoining areas. Harjinder Singh, a community activist who led the people said that people have suffered from rain water for 5 decades. No government has given them relief from this water problem. During every rainy season the water comes in the shops and houses, for which they have to suffer lakhs of rupees. The condition of the house due to water has also become extremely terrible. They warned that if this problem is not resolved immediately people will speed up struggle. People said that they did not get the facility of sewerage and clean water. So their past 10 years of sewerage and water bills should be waived and as long as the problem is not resolved, stop sending sewerage-water bills to the people. They said that people have been suffering from rain water and sewerage water for many decades but they have been given only assurance.They demanded that the people should be rescued from this hellish life immediately. On this occasion Devraj, Sirsa Market, Ashok Kumar, Gurpreet Singh, Surinder, Satish Kumar, Happy and other people were present.
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