Ludhiana :As summers are already in, thus, numerous cases of water contamination are being reported in city which shows the lackadaisical attitude of Municipal Corporation.
Residents of Himmat Singh Nagar are falling ill due to contaminated water available in their area. Due to over flow of sewerage and broken water pipe is causing major problem among the residents. Despite repeated complaints by residents, authorities reached after three days.
Residents of street number 7 are suffering from multiple health problems including gastro-enteritis, viral fever, cold and diarrhea due to consumption of contaminated water.
Importantly, numerous students in Himmat Singh Nagar are suffering from several health problems as students are having their final exams due to which the studies are getting hampered. The basic facility of potable water is not available then what other facilities would residents appeal for.
Monica(mug shot available), student of class XII said, “I am suffering from severe stomach ache and vomiting from past three days due to consumption of contaminated water. However, we are regularly buying mineral water which is very costly and we are from poor families”.
Another resident of Himmat Singh Nagar named Suresh said, “I am daily wage earner and I am suffering from gastro problems due to which I am at home from past two days. Nearby residents have also given complaint to area councilor and other politicians but no one came for any help for two days”.
During a visit to spot, water which is coming from a tap is stinking and is contaminated. However, Municipal Corporation employee was there on the spot but was reluctant to say about his designation.
Though, residents were claiming that MC is least interested to solve the civic problems of residents as sewerage was choked from past several months. Somehow, residents have complained regarding this contaminated water few months back but MC is not interested to correct the problems of the residents.
Some of the concerned people of local leaders also reached the spot and leveling the allegations against the residents’ illegal connections under their houses. Though, residents claimed that health department of Municipal Corporation should take special steps to look into the matter as basic necessity of potable water is not available.
Residents of the area showing contaminated water on Tuesday.
Councillor of the area Rakwinder Singh Gabria, Himmat Singh Nagar said, “The connection of particular house in Himmat Singh Nagar is wrongly fitted due to which others are suffering, I have sent the corporation and other people to correct the problem so that people would not suffer from any problem”.
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