Patiala Stinks While Civic Authorities Sleep


PATIALA – Despite the tall claims by the Patiala Municipal Corporation pertaining to preventive steps being taken to ensure that there is no outbreak of any epidemic, malaria has claimed three lives in Chailaila village in the past few days. Despite the fact that Patiala has been witnessing numerous cases of malaria and dengue every monsoon season, the civic body as well as the Department of Health and Family Welfare have failed to take preventive measures in this regard.

As per the information gathered by the TNS team, the Municipal Corporation has miserably failed to take any preventive measures. No fogging has been done in most areas of the city. Furthermore, stagnant water with mosquitoes breeding all over is a common sight in Patiala. A light downpour spell in Patiala inundates the entire city as the drainage system in the city is extremely bad – thanks to the casual attitude of the authorities concerned.

Airing their views, many city residents have alleged that municipal councillors are not paying any attention towards the problems of their respective wards as all of them are busy in the SGPC election campaign. “As all the councillors are busy with the electioneering, there is no one to even listen to our grievances,” rued Sunpreet Singh, a resident of Delight Colony.