Poor drainage triggers protest in Ajit Colony

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 27: Residents of Ajit Colony in Ward number-32 area here today staged a protest demonstration against Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and demanded proper drainage system in their locality.
The protesters said that a channel drawn from Ranbir Canal for irrigational purpose is not properly made and its water flows into the lanes creating water-logging which makes it tough for the people to move through the lanes.
The protesters raised anti-JMC slogans and claimed that they visited Irrigation Department and JMC offices but only got assurances as none came forward to resolve the issue which people in the locality are facing on daily basis.
A protester informed that lanes-drains and sanitation in the area is in very poor condition and the children and old age people often fall while moving through the water-logged lanes.
“The water-logging has also become a breeding place for mosquitoes while the city is witnessing increasing cases of deadly dengue,” another protester said.
They urged upon the Mayor, Rajinder Sharma; Deputy Mayor, Baldev Singh Billawaria and JMC Commissioner, Rahul Yadav to look into the matter and get the problem solved so that the people of Ajit Colony may heave a sigh of relief.