Residents ply bullock cart to protest against bad roads in Indirapuram

Location

Residents ply bullock cart to protest against bad roads in Indirapuram

The idea was to convey to the administration that the roads are only fit for bullock carts

Residents ply bullock cart to protest against bad roads in Indirapuram

New Delhi: The highrise residents of Ahinsa Khand II, Indirapuram, have been facing a lot of difficulties in travelling because of bad condition of roads in the area. To begin with, the residents of Princess Park started putting up placards in their balconies to protest against it. Soon, the residents of other highrises like Express Heights and Rishabh Platinum started doing the same.

As there was no headway and improvement in the condition of roads, Ahinsa Khand II residents took their protest to other level. On Monday morning, they plied a bullock cart on the roads of Ahinsa Khand II as a mark of protest against the bad roads. The idea was to convey to the administration that the roads are only fit for bullock carts.

Around 20 people from nearby highrises joined the protest and moved with the bullock cart in the entire area of Ahinsa Khand II. A resident of Princess Park, who also participated actively in the protest, Dr Bharti Garg said, “Seeing no repair works in last 8-10 years, we had started protesting against the bad roads earlier. We had put placards on our flat's balconies. But the authorities did not pay heed to our problems and the condition of roads continued to deteriorate.”

“We decided to protest with a bullock cart as it can only ply on such bad roads. These roads are in very bad shape. The residents have been facing this problem for a long time. The jerks of roads are bad for our health. It has started causing health problems to the residents. Many people are facing back problems. As the roads are in bad shape, it also causes dust pollution. We have also been encountering respiratory problems,” she said.

Although there were many people who wanted to join the protest, there were only around 20 persons who attended the protest. It was because of the worsening coronavirus situation in the area. “We wanted the protest to be a low-key affair due to coronavirus pandemic. But at the same time, we wanted to convey our problems to the authorities. The area has a lot of highrise societies where tax-payers reside. The authority should immediately address our concerns,” Dr Garg added.

Many other residents participated in protest. BK Pandey, Kamlesh Garg, Ajay Gupta, Ajay Mittal KN Joshi, Nupur Sahay, Nidhi Singhal, Shaili Singh, Subhash Garg, Deepak Garg, Rajiv Datta Ritesh Agrawal, Shilpi Agrawal, Rajni Kant Agarwal and Manisha Singh participated in the protest.

As per a Twitter handle of Gaur Valerio society in Indirapuram, the authorities have started addressing the problem. They shared a tweet with photos showing raw materials being dropped to repair the roads. In the tweet, the residents were congratulated for their unity in taking the issue to the authorities.