Stadium, dispensary, library priority: Singh

Residents face numerous problems

Ajay Raina

JAMMU: Numerous problems are being faced by the residents of Ward Number 73.
The areas, which fall in this Ward are Upper and Lower Gadigarh, Bhour Camp Ward Number 1 & 2, Maha Kali Nagar, Ajeet Nagar, Sanat Nagar, Azad Nagar, Vikram Nagar, Bhour Pind, etc.
While interacting with the residents it came to fore that they are facing problems on several issues including water scarcity, insanitary conditions, deplorable conditions of lanes and drains, damaged street lights etc. One of the major issues among youth, which was rising drug menace.
“In this ward, people are facing problems due to water scarcity. Drinking water is not being supplied on regular basis. Due to irregular supply of drinking water, we cannot carry out our routine work including cooking and washing clothes, etc”, Master Amarnath, Retd ZEO and a resident of Maha Kali Nagar, Gadigarh said.
“Visibly contaminated water is being supplied in Bhour Ward Number 1 and 2 and we hope that the newly elected Corporator will do the needful to provide succor to the residents by taking up the issue with the PHE Department”, Jaswinder Singh Babloo, a resident of this area said.
“The insanitary condition in our ward need immediate attention as it is the issue to be redressed on priority due to fear of breaking out of health related problems”, Prabhjot Singh said, adding that JMC should deploy manpower in this ward to overcome insanitary conditions as this ward has been recently converted into Urban area.
The issue of dilapidated condition of the lanes and drains also came to fore while interacting with the residents, to which they asserted that they have elected a dedicated Municipal Corporator, who will sort out the issue in the shortest possible time.
Damaged street lights also an issue which the residents face. “Street lights have been installed in this ward but are damaged. These lights should be repaired and new street lights should be installed in the required areas”, Rasbir Singh said.
Drug menace is at rise in this Ward and it will be a challenge for the newly elected Corporator to overcome this menace by taking up the matter with the Police Department, Davinder Singh, a resident said, adding that drug addicts can be seen easily roaming despite presence of police cops.
When contacted, newly elected Independent Corporator of the Ward and Retd Principal of Government Degree College (GDC) Kalakote Prof (Dr) Youdhvir Singh said that he will work for the overall development of the ward.
All the issues including water scarcity, power crisis in summer season, insanitary conditions, deplorable conditions of lanes and drains, damaged street lights etc will be taken up with the concerned authorities for their redressal on priority basis.
“Drug menace in my ward is a challenging task and anti drugs awareness campaigns will be carried out in my ward so that the parents keep watch on their wards from falling into the trap of drug menace”, he said when asked for action to be initiated against the rising drug menace. To curb drug menace is a challenging task but achievable, he added.
“Construction of stadium in Ward Number 2 of Bhour Camp for which the land has been identified will be taken in hand so as to channelize the energy of the youth in the positive direction and save them from indulging in illegal activities”, Singh said, adding that a full fledged Government dispensary will be established in the Ward for the benefit of the masses.
For the people of my ward particularly youth, a library will be established, the Corporator asserted.


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