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Chandigarh MC elections: Litter, dung bane of ward 5 residents

Sandeep Rana

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, november 11

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan could have entered its second leg, but it surely appears to have had little influence on Congress councillor Sheela Devi’s ward quantity 5, comprising Dhanas and Sector 25, the place littering of dung and waste is the norm.

Dhanas Milk Colony residents say cattle are allowed to be reared of their space and folks typically dump the dung in a park or internal streets of the residential space. It makes it powerful for individuals residing there.

Avtar Singh, president, Residents Welfare Affiliation, Milk Colony, Dhanas, mentioned, “Buffalo dung is being dumped on roads and within the park. Paver blocks have been laid right here, however these are of no use as individuals have saved dung there. You’ll be able to think about our plight. We requested the councillor to challan the violators, however she has neither obtained the realm cleared of the waste nor initiated any motion towards these littering the general public space.” “No work of cleanliness was completed although she had promised to get the dung cleared and likewise to supply a clear setting,” he added.

BJP chief Virender Tamta, a resident of a Sector 25 colony, mentioned, “The sewer system stays blocked. MC automobiles come as soon as in two-three days. By that point, the state of affairs turns into insufferable. Typically, we get consuming water blended with sewage. Individuals are affected by ailments, however the councillor is nowhere to be seen. Residents right here don’t even know the place she lives, go away alone approaching her.”

“In 5 years, the dilapidated group centre in our space couldn’t be renovated. Slums are on the rise. It’s dangerous right here as stabbing incidents are widespread. The entire space has rubbish dumped at completely different factors and there’s no cleanliness,” he added.

The councillor has been not often heard talking throughout Home conferences to boost problems with the ward. Nonetheless, she mentioned “my work speaks for itself”.

She received on a seat reserved for a girl candidate. And this time additionally, her ward has been reserved for a girl candidate.

Sheela Devi, councillor from ward 5

Space: Dhanas, Sector 25

Guarantees: Street recarpeting, water pipeline and different works

Consequence: Partly completed

Achievements claimed

  • Constructed a group centre in Milk Colony, Dhanas, arrange six inexperienced belts with open-air gyms
  • New water pipeline-laying work underway in Ambedkar, Chaman and Aman colonies
  • Street widening and recarepting work completed in Dhanas
  • Avenue lights put in in darkish spots at Dhanas
  • Round 10-15 neighbourhood parks upgraded
  • Sector 25 cremation floor upgraded throughout her time period
  • Excessive mast, avenue lights in Sec 25


We’re going to present pits to milkmen. It will tackle the issue of littered dung. In Sector 25, some individuals throw waste right here and there; they need to put waste in bins. The sewer situation can be resolved quickly. — Sheela Devi

Sheela Devi

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