Severely unfit BSP quarters posing threat for occupants

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Sep 2017 10:25:50









Staff Reporter,


Sept 13,

OVER 200 House Leasing Scheme beneficiaries are compelled to live in unfit residential blocks under potential life threat in BSP Township while BSP management is still lacking alternative provisions for these house leasing scheme beneficiaries even after seven years. The authorities concerned are hardly bothered for pioneers of BSP who toiled throughout their lives for BSP to achieve glorious heights. Increasing number of Lease Scheme beneficiaries, living in dilapidated residential blocks in BSP Township in absence of alternative provisions, is a matter of serious concern.

As per the sources, there were about 35 unfit residential blocks in 2011 but in span of six years the total number of unfit residential blocks rose to 79. Besides, the family members of the house leasing scheme beneficiaries are compelled to live in the company of anti-social elements as all the quarters in unfit residential blocks are allegedly occupied by unauthorised occupants. The sources said that moreover, Town Services Department, BSP officials observed that the beneficiaries were allotted quarters on ‘As Is Where Is Basis’ and they will have to ensure all kind of maintenance of the quarters on their own. It also includes repair and mending of water supply and sewerage lines upto chamber of mainlines laid down in BSP Township.

However, Town Services Department, BSP authorities asserted that the section concerned from the department is ensuring adequate illumination and roads in the area but the house leasing scheme beneficiaries on many occasions complained about step-motherly treatment stating that there are overgrown bushes, defunct street lights, roads with potholes in their areas. They press demands for alternative provisions for them as there are over 4,500 beneficiaries and sizable number of them is living in age old residential blocks. They also ruefully added that it was blunder on their part that they opted for availing benefits under house leasing scheme thereby helping BSP to overcome the crisis. When contacted for information over the prevailing issue in the township, Public Relation Department, BSP officials declined to comment in this context.