CGHB turns blind eye towards deplorable state of sanitation in various colonies

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Sep 2018 11:51:31



Staff Reporter


As the Dengue wreaks terror in Durg/Bhilai and looming large on Raipur, Chhattisgarh Housing Board (CGHB) has turned blind eyes towards deplorable state of sanitation in its colonies.

Greensville Boriyakala Residents Welfare Society has expressed serious concerns over the apathy shown by the CGHB in maintaining the cleanliness.

Society General Secretary LM Siddiqui informed that although there is an outbreak of dengue, CGHB is in no mood to take any concrete action to prevent its entry in Chhattisgarh Boriyakala Housing Board Colony. There are approximately 1,800 houses including LIG colony, EWS, Cedar,

Rosewood, Banyan, and Peepal Colony. In addition, there are multi-storeyed buildings Camellia and Pine where occupancy is very less. The drains of this mega colony have never been undertaken for cleaning properly, but just some hap-hazard cleaning only on receiving a complaint after a lot of buttering. These drains are clogged with mud and effluent since the slope isn’t properly designed. Only one STP is working properly, but not all the drains are connected to it. Septic tank water overflows in open. Situation in Rosewood Colony is the worst. Right from the entrance, there are potholes and one them is uncovered and other half-covered, waiting for accidents.

These potholes are also breeding spot for the mosquitoes and then there are stray pigs and cattle wandering the area, attracted by all the filth. Society has been disappointed by the Board officials’ lack of response to their complaints and warned of approaching the Chief Minister and initiate legal remedy against the board. Society is also considering raising the issue with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA).
Meanwhile, local police has strongly recommended installation of CCTVs to control the crime.