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Residents of Fatima Nagar suffer due to drainage work
Sakal Times | Friday, 21 April 2017 AT 12:28 PM IST
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Pune: The ongoing work, since more than a month, of laying new drainage pipelines in Fatima Nagar, in Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) area is creating a problem for the residents as crushed sand particles emerging from the digging are mixing in the air, polluting the air, which is affecting the residents and shopkeepers.

The residents have complained to the PCB. Anand Changediya, resident and shop owner in Fatima Nagar said, “The drainage work is going very slow.

After 5 pm, there is a huge traffic jam in this area, and the condition becomes worse as it gets late at night. No person can even cross the road.”

Anil Kumar, another resident and shop owner, said, “The laying of drainage pipelines is going on for the last several days. We have even spoken to Vinod Mathurawala, the PCB member of this area, but the work is still going on slowly.

We are facing issues like dust problem.

We cannot cross the road in the evening due to huge traffic jams.

The work has stopped from last two days and today they resumed the work.”

Parag Gaikwad, PCB’s Road Engineer said, “As the residents of Fatima Nagar have complained about the choke-up in the drainage lines, we are laying new drainage pipelines.

The work started on March 11 and it is expected to be completed in the next two weeks.

The drainage pipelines are laid down from Manish Darshan society to Diamond Bakery.

It is a 300-metre stretch. The work is going slow because it is done in the running drainage water.”

The maintenance of drainage pipelines is going in other areas as well like Taboot street, New Modi Khana, Chintan Vasti near Empress Garden and at more places.

It is a regular maintenance work.

At some places the work has been finished.

The total tender is Rs 50 lakh, while the tender for maintenance of drainage pipelines in Fatima Nagar is Rs 15 lakh,” Gaikwad added.   


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