Jalpaly: With just one hour of rain on Wednesday morning, most areas of Jalpally Municipality on the outskirts of the city turned into a cesspool due to lack of sewage system in many neighborhoods. Clogged outlets in several localities forced stormwater to gush into homes, as people were left high and dry out of the blue.
Houses in several settlements, such as Owais settlement opposite Bara Mulgi area, Pink Palace in Errakunta area in Ward 1, Sadat Nagar and Toor settlement in Ward 27, Tayyaba settlement, Ward 26, Minar settlement and Markaz area in Ward 25 were flooded. Clogged water mains blocked road connectivity in several areas. Trash, which hasn’t been cleaned up for weeks, was seen mocking clogged water in several areas.
Lamented Abdul Wahed Khan of Errakunta, manholes and nalas have not been cleaned for two years resulting in water clogging after Wednesday morning rain in several areas of Errakunta. Each time we raise the issue with the relevant municipal authorities, we only get one response. that there are not enough staff or funds to provide regular health services. Recently, we made a written statement to the municipal authorities regarding the need to clean the nalas. However, this too did not yield any results.
Blaming that most development work has been limited to foundation stone ceremonies in Jalpally Municipality, Samad Bin Siddiq, a senior Congress official, said: “In the name of development, only foundation stones have been erected. in several neighborhoods while the indisputable fact is that most areas lack roads, sewer lines or storm water pipes. Routine sanitation services should take a back seat when it comes to an urban local body called Jalpally Municipality on the outskirts of the town. The icing on the cake is that the municipality imposes a property tax with a slab increase without providing all the basic facilities in most settlements.