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Poor maintenance of parks, markets resented - Zameen News

Poor maintenance of parks, markets resented

September 29, 2009 • news

Islamabad: Residents of smaller sectors of G-7, G-9, G-10, I-8, I-9 and I-10 of the federal capital are facing a lot of problems, as the authorities concerned seem least interested to fulfil their responsibilities related to cleanliness.

Residents alleged that the civic body is least bothered about ensuring the proper maintenance of parks. They said there is no place in the sectors where public gatherings could be organised.

Asad, an area resident, said the issue has been brought to CDA’s notice, adding that even the roads and streetlights are in poor condition. Heaps of garbage, scattered raw material of construction and a large number of bushes along the roads and streets need immediate attention, residents of these localities demanded.

The residents of Sectors G-7, G-9 and I-10 also alleged the concerned authorities for negligence of cleanliness, which spread different kinds of diseases in the locality. They said pedestrians avoid using footpaths due to overgrown bushes and prefer to walk alongside the roads, which also cause disruption in the smooth traffic flow and might also lead to accidents.

Besides cleanliness, the residents have also complained of the growing encroachments in the markets, causing inconvenience for pedestrians and motorists. They appealed to the concerned authorities to remove these encroachments to provide a smooth way for pedestrians and other people visiting the markets.

When contacted, a CDA official said the concerned staff regularly cleans parks, streets and markets. However, he said CDA has started cutting shrubs on the footpaths to provide a safe way to pedestrians. He said CDA would also shortly launch a drive for cutting wild grass in the capital.

[The News]