Municipality causing more problems than solving them
Posted on June 15th, 2014

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai,

Now and then Municipality sends laborers to clean the drains of the  lanes and they toil the whole day in rain and hot sun, and clean the drains and heap the dirt on top of the road. When inquired they always say the dirt will be cleared the same day. But invariably the dirt is left on the edges of o the road, causing   inconvenience  to the motorists and the pedestrians.

Most of the lanes can hardly accommodate two parallel  vehicles and this heaps of dirt prevents them passing each other. Similarly the pedestrians cannot walk over the mount of dirt and have to  go on the middle of the road. The pile of dirt gets pushed back  into the drain all over again, quickly so if it rains.

Why oh why cannot they plan about removing the dirt by vehicles before sending the poor laborers who work hard only in vain?  Besides, this half hearted job of digging up  the  soil from the drains and pushing them back makes the water to stagnate  more than what was before.

I remember writing about this  to papers 10 years and still the situation has not changed. Dengue or otherwise, no one cares.

One thing for sure, unless the Municipality  draws up a coordinated plan and practices it, dengue can never be eradicated.

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Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai,

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