Patchy road construction has left the Minto Circle Colony at AluchaBagh in a state of deluge as the residents complain waterlogging after a mild shower.
"The 400 meter road inside our colony was unevenly laid by the authorities, leaving us helpless when it rains. Since the colony is still without a proper drainage, little rains flood the colony road. A large patch in front of my house is so uneven that the rain water takes weeks to dry," says Riyaz Ahmad, a resident from MCC.
In the absence of a "proper government structure", the locals find it difficult to get the grievance redressed.
"We had to beg before ministers and MLAs for the road repairs. Now there is no government and the officials don't find themselves accountable when we seek their attention," Ghulam Rasool, another resident said.
Riyaz Ahmad alleged that the municipal authorities collected 'sanitation fee' from the residents but none from the corporation turned up for the job. "When I called up a senior SMC official he told me that I will get calls from the entire municipality in fifteen minutes. Fifteen months have elapsed since. That was a funny way of ignoring a genuine complaint," Riyaz further says.
The residents have sought Divisional Commissioner Kashmir RohitKansal's intervention in the matter. "The authorities should immediately order corrective measures of the road as it is causing tremendous hardships. It is not just a colony road but a high school with 2000 students is situated inside."