As directed by the Congress city unit president Lal Chandra Sharma, the party activists staged a protest rally at the premises of the municipal corporation of Dehradun here on Thursday. The party members further served a memorandum to the municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey, urging the civic body to resolve the problems the residents of the city have been facing at the earliest.
The Opposition party highlighted 10 points. The party leaders said that there are many major problems the people of the city have been facing which should be addressed soon. The 10- point charter of demands as contained in the memorandum included the demand for better sanitation and lighting system in all the 100 wards now under the jurisdictional limit of the civic body. Another demand highlighted by the memorandum was prompt appointment of new sanitation staff in the MCD so as to ensure that the sanitation works are done properly to the satisfaction of the residents. Besides, there was the demand of giving ownership rights to the people living in the Malin Basti. The Congress also focused on the demand of immediately holding board meeting to be attended by the councillors. They said that not a single board meeting has been held till date after the new board was constituted after the civic body election. MCD should organise camps for the house tax collection, the Congress members said and added that health camps should be arranged too to provide the intended people with the gold cards to help them avail the facility of the health schemes. They further said that sodium light must be replaced with the LED light in the street poles and the poles needing repair must be repaired at the earliest. Besides, they highlighted the need of repairing the potholes on the roads and cleaning the big drains in the city. They also demanded the civic body to ensure that minimum parking fees are collected from the people and the illegal hoarding are removed from various areas of the city.
The Congress leaders present during the protest rally included Dinesh Agrawal, Rajkumar and Naresh Rawat.
Friday, 01 February 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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