Bad roads and overflowing garbage bins have made life miserable for the residents of Gandhi Managar. After the recent showers, the condition of the roads has turned from bad to worse, said S Veera Manikandan, a resident of VOC Nagar. “A light commercial vehicle was stuck on the road connecting Nehru Nagar and Sujatha Hospital after its wheels were caught in slush. It caused a traffic bottleneck.
The vehicle was shifted after two hours,” he said. Several roads in the locality require urgent attention, said Manikandan. “We took the issue to the notice of zonal officials several times, but no action was taken”, he added.
Garbage woes are plaguing the locality, said R Shanthi, another resident. “As waste is not cleared periodically, garbage piles on the roadside are a common sight. Garbage bins overflow every day because of ineffective door-to-door garbage collection,” she said. “Pack of stray dogs can be seen near the piles, instilling fear in the minds of residents. Dogs thrive in the area because of the poor waste collection system. The dogs run after two-wheeler users, causing accidents.”
An official at the corporation’s north zone office promised to address the issues. “Garbage and stray dog menace would be addressed immediately. But it will take some more time to lay roads. We will carry out repair works”, he said. North zone Corporation should take this issue seriously. If not the residents are in a condition to stage a protest for their problems to be cleared.
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