Inaction slur on Puri civic body
Jul 04, 2012
Source : The Telegraph
The inundated premises of Puri civil court-Telegra

 

Puri: The area has been waterlogged for the past fortnight and water is reported to have entered even the record room and copy section of the court. The drain that collapsed runs through the court premises and connects Gopal Ballav Road and Kacheri Road. A portion of the court’s compound wall also collapsed following waterlogging. 
 
Local residents have also threatened to launch an agitation over the issue. 
 
“We have met the authorities several times, but the Puri Municipality is yet to initiate any action. Waterlogging is affecting the daily activities of the court,” said general secretary of the Puri Bar Association Sarda Prasad Samal.
 
A heavy rainfall of around 50mm on Saturday added to the problem. 
 
“The atmosphere has become very unhygienic. The stink is unbearable as the drain water carries sewage from thousands of houses in the city,” said Ajay Pradhan a local resident.
 
“The entire sanitation mechanism of the town is in a mess with the civic authorities hardly doing anything. The authorities must take concrete steps to remedy the situation,” said president of the Nagarika Adhikar Surakshya Samiti Ashok Kumar Das. 
 
Das also threatened to move the court, alleging inaction on part of the municipality.
 
However, the municipality authorities said the situation was unlikely to improve as long as the construction on another open drainage channel in the area was over. 
 
“The drain is nearly 40 years old. It has been blocked leading to waterlogging in certain areas. We have already awarded the contract for construction of a new drainage channel in the area. The work will start soon,” said the chairperson of Puri Municipality Shantilata Pradhan.

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