For residents grappling with civic problems, one is enough to make them worry a lot and demand a quick solution so that they can breathe easy.
For residents grappling with civic problems, one is enough to make them worry a lot and demand a quick solution so that they can breathe easy. But for those living behind the Sivalayam at HB Colony at Seethammadhara, that includes the Steel Plant quarters, it’s a lot more than they can bear with. Erratic streetlights, dogs and debris trouble them.
The iron poles on which streetlights were erected were replaced by concrete ones nearly three months ago, said a resident living nearby. But since then lights had not been provided plunging the area comprising two, three streets into darkness. Five days ago lights were also fixed and they worked for two days but were off again. On Tuesday, the lighting worked again. After having put up with the hardship for such a long time residents expect it to work without any failure, says an employee living there.
The residents face another fearsome problem, stray dogs. “Even as people had a tough time finding their way with the lack of lighting, they faced the dangerous task of warding off the stray dogs moving around menacingly,” said the resident. Around 20 dogs have a field day roaming the streets and terrifying the residents.
Another problem that dogs them is keeping the debris of dilapidated quarters pulled down on the premises and constructing a compound wall. The debris is a breeding ground for insects and happy haven snakes, the resident said.
It’s the job of a contractor employed by the steel plant to see to it that the debris is removed. The plant has appointed an employee to oversee the contractor’s work.