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Tribune News Service
Bathinda, September 18
Be it residential or commercial areas, construction material, such as sand, gravel, iron and bricks, can be seen scattered on roads, causing a lot of inconvenience to commuters.
People carrying out construction activity are using roads to keep their construction material, posing a serious threat to commuters and putting their lives at risk. The construction work is going on in all most every areas of the city and mostly people have dumped construction material outside the building on the road which leads to obstruction in traffic.
It is mandatory for a person to take permission from the MC by paying fee if he wants to dump construction material outside their building along the road, but hardly anyone pays fee and takes permission from the MCB. This is all due to apathetic attitude of the MCB official regarding taking any action on violator on this issue.
Even the MC has issued directions to issue a challan against the violator to dump construction material outside his building, but hardly any challan is issued by MC officials. Vikas Kumar, a city resident, said, “The dumping of construction material has not only affected the movement of traffic but has also damaged roads, but nobody cares.”
Another resident Gurmeet Singh, said many constructions were talking place in the city and bricks, sand, gravel among other things are kept on narrow roads, making these more congested.“At times, vehicles skid. If there is no space to keep construction material on plots, it should be kept in a proper manner by barricading the road so that people do not suffer. But no one cares about the convenience of others,” he said.
Mayor Balwant Rai Nath said he will take up the matter and checking would be conducted in the city and if anyone is violation the norms by dumping the material on road, challan would be issued. He also stated that MCB is planning to set up a construction demolition waste (debris) plant in the city.
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