JMC Councillor, others expressed concern over insanitary conditions

JMC Councillor, Sham Lal Basson along with others addressing a press conference at Jammu on Thursday.
JMC Councillor, Sham Lal Basson along with others addressing a press conference at Jammu on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 19: Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) Councillor of Ward-48, Sham Lal Basson along with representatives of different Mohallas expressed concern over the insanitary condition of Jammu city in general and Ward numbers 47 and 48 in particular.
Addressing a press conference here today Sham Lal Basson claimed that JMC is not paying any attention in maintaining sanitary conditions in the city.
“There is shortage of Safai Karamcharis (SKCs) in JMC and this was pointed out by all the Councillors right from the 1st General House Meeting. There is a shortage of equipments, wheel barrow, handcarts, tools and tackles, brooms etc,” Basson said
He informed that he requested the Mayor and Commissioner JMC during their visit to Mahakali Temple Bahu Fort before Navratras to provide some SKCs for Ward-48 because there is acute shortage of these personnel there but nothing positive resulted.
“Five SKCs have been deployed at Bhawan for cleanliness and the other five are habitual absentees and I have requested Mayor and Commissioner JMC to get these personnel replaced but nothing has been done in this regard,” Basson maintained.
He said that the lanes and road in Ward-47 and 48 were damaged by while laying sewerage pipes and the contractors are not working sincerely.
“The people of Bahu Fort have lost patience and are ready to come out on roads if the repairing work is not resumed within days,” he said.
Basson informed that the flood in Rajeev Nagar Nallah on August 26, 2020 damaged the slab within a temple at Sheikh Nagar and also damaged houses and shops at Kalika Colony.
“District Development Commissioner Jammu assured re-construction of Nallah and for relief and rehabilitation to affected families but nothing has been done,” he further said.
Basson along with representatives of different Mohallahs have urged upon the Lieutenant Governor to personally intervene in this matter so that sanitary condition of Jammu city may be improved.
Rakesh Kumar Verma, Om Parkash, Vaishno Kapoor, Joginder Kumar, Darshan Lal, Vijay Kumar and Ramesh Chand were also present in the press conference.