Kalyan: Residents protests against potholes, improper drainage system by sitting in rainy water | Thane News – Times of India

KALYAN: Due to the absence of a proper drainage system and potholes-filled roads in the Aadivali area of Kalyan, thousands of residents residing in housing complexes are facing major inconvenience amid heavy rains.
On Wednesday, residents protested against the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) administration by sitting in water-filled potholes and demanded that the civic body fulfill their long-pending demands.
The residents gathered near former corporator Kunal Patil’s office who also joined the protest with residents against the KDMC by sitting in a potholes-filled road.
The Aadivali area where many housing colonies came into existence in the last few years still doesn’t have a proper drainage system. Whereas roads are also not repaired as the area comes under 27 villages, which is still in a legal battle as to these villages will remain with KDMC or will have a separate council.
The residents claim that even though the KDMC is taking property and other taxes, they are neglecting the area resulting in the rainy season, and due to that, residents are forced to face major inconvenience.
Mayuri Jadhav, one of the protestors said, “In absence of proper drainage system, water enters into housing colonies even if it rains a little.”
Another protestor said, “Not only drainage system, but KDMC has also not even repaired road for many years due to which people have to walk from potholes-filled roads.”
Residents alleged that last year when the flood-like situation arose, former KDMC’s Mayor Vinita Rane personally visited the area and had assured residents to fulfill locals’ demand but nothing has happened.
Kunal Patil, former corporator said, “Despite several demands, KDMC is neglecting residents of 27 villages for many years by not doing infrastructure-related work and people are suffering badly here”.
“Since the area is in legal battle whether these villages will remain in KDMC or have a separate council, we are unable to do work here. However, once the rain stops, we will fill the potholes,” said Sapna Koli, City Engineer of KDMC.


Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *