Rasoolpura locality in Chaderghat cries for attention. Broken manhole covers, defunct bore wells and long mud-filled trenches form a common problem in most part of this locality. The narrow lanes and by-lanes hardly provide any space for a four wheeler to move around.
The place remains to be a forgotten place. Local residents of the area dump garbage in the open grounds of the adjacent Musi river. “The garbage bins are placed towards the main road. The residents in turn dump the garbage in the open grounds of the Musi,” says Mujahid, a local resident. And the problem doesn't end here.
The roads in the past were dug up for laying of drainage pipe lines but restoration is taking its own time, say local residents. “In the rainy season the water will start stagnating in the long channels formed after the digging of the roads. It will further damage the remaining portion of the road,” complains local woman.
A few manhole covers are broken and presents the risk of caving in with vehicular movement. “A few covers indeed caved in when loaded autos moved over them. The authorities should replace them at the earliest in the interest of safety of the people,” feels Jaweed, a local auto driver.
Situated abutting the Musi, mosquito menace is a no new problem for the local people. “Our children are accustomed to fighting the mosquitoes. There is no respite from the problem,” says a local woman.
The fastest selling items at the local shops during the evening are the mosquito repellents like mosquito coils and mats. “The local corporator sends personnel for carrying out the fogging operation. But it is of hardly any use. We spend a lot of money on mosquito repellents,” says Mahmood, a daily wage earner.
The defunct bore well situated near the Madina Masjid in the locality remains to be the same state for the past many months. Existing in the middle of the road it remains more like a hindrance.
Asif Yar Khan