With monsoon having arrived in the State, people in the provisional State capital have been facing problems resulting from waterlogging and potholes on the roads.
As the authorities having failed to address these problems so far, the Dehradun mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ said that a reminder letter will be sent to the Public Works Department (PWD) for doing the patchwork on roads to repair potholes.
Mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ said, “The main roads’ patchwork is not in our hands -it is the duty of the PWD.
The responsibility of patchwork in the wards lies with us for which work is in progress.
We had sent a letter to the PWD regarding the repair of the potholes on the main roads in the city.
A reminder will be sent by us in the same matter to the department.” It is pertinent to mention here that though the MCD had assured that people would not have to face problems due to waterlogging and damaged roads in the monsoon, the claims have fallen flat in the initial phase of monsoon.
Mayor conducts surprise inspection
Mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ on Tuesday conducted a surprise inspection of a drain near ONGC Kishan Nagar. He instructed that the drains should be kept clear. He said, “After receiving many complaints of waterlogging from the area, I visited the nearby drain. The problem is that the drain’s upper part has been closed. Our workers have been directed to demolish the unnecessary cover and clean the drain properly to resolve the problem in the area.”
UKD to protest against waterlogging problem
The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal on Tuesday accused the officials concerned of not discharging their responsibilities seriously.
The UKD members said that MCD is responsible for keeping the city clean but the drains were not cleaned properly before monsoon which is causing major inconvenience to the people.
Due to the resulting waterlogging, the traffic in Dehradun has been badly hit with traffic jams lasting couple of hours in some places.
If the problem is not resolved within a week, a protest will be held, said the UKD members.
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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