Pulwama sans lavatories

People face inconvenience

Pulwama: Failure of the municipal authorities to construct public lavatories here is causing immense problems to the people. Though Pulwama was accorded district status nearly three decades ago it sans basic civic amenities.
A public lavatory was constructed at main bus stand here few years ago. However in absence of maintenance it has been rendered defunct.
“The lavatory has turned into a garbage dump and safe haven for stray dogs. Pungent smell emanating from this place has drastically affected health of locals,” the locals said.
In absence of lavatories people particularly women, aged and students face immense hardships to answer nature’s call.
“It is ironical that the district administration has failed to provide basic civic facility of constructing lavatories here. We demand a probe to ascertain what happens to funds for civic amenities in the district,” they said.
Sources said during the previous Board meeting in Pulwama it was decided that new lavatories would be constructed in the town. But the decision is yet to be implemented.
When contacted the Executive Officer Pulwama Municipal Committee, Anis Chowdhary, acknowledged delay in construction of lavatories.
“Due to some reasons we could not start work on the lavatories. We have received Rs 3.58 lakh for the project. In the first phase, three each lavatories for males and females will be constructed,” he added.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 3 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 3 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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