Councillors accuse MCD of neglecting issues of new wards
The councillors of the new wards of Dehradun accused the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) of neglecting the issues of the new 40 wards out of the 100 wards. The councillors met the municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey and conveyed their issues to him.
They stated that the corporation has not provided adequate sanitation facilities in the new wards of Dehradun. According to the councillors, the proposal of increasing sanitation workers in the new wards was passed in the last board meeting but no additional sanitation worker has been provided to the councillors of the new wards so far which is causing hindrance in maintaining the cleanliness in their respective wards. They opined that the MCD should pay more attention to the improvement of the new wards by taking measures like installation of the street lights besides ensuring proper sanitation and garbage collection facilities but the corporation is doing all such things only in the older wards. According to the councillor of Bharuwala Grant, Rajesh Parmar, the MCD claimed to install LED street lights in some of the new wards but most of the street lights are old which were previously installed in the old wards. “Hardly any new LED street lights were installed by the corporation in the new wards. All the street lights installed in the new wards are damaged lights from the old wards which have been installed in our wards after repairing. We get complaints every other day from the residents of our wards that the street light has stopped working again. It is not the right attitude of the corporation towards the people of the new wards,” said Parmar. Moreover, the councillors also said that there is no proper facility of garbage dumping and door to door garbage collection in the new wards provided by MCD as in the old wards. The new wards also include some suburban areas where the bushes have grown on the side of the roads leading to water accumulation which is a potential place for mosquitoes breeding, said the councillors. Parmar said that they met the municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey on Tuesday regarding the said issues and he has assured them to look into the matter.
Wednesday, 05 August 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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