Write a letter to the Editor of National daily bringing out the plight of the residents of a colony developed by a builder in your city




Write a letter to the Editor of National daily bringing out the plight of the residents of a colony developed by a builder in your city


10/A, Prem Nagar,
Bhopal.
August 10, 2019

The Editor
The Times of India,
New Delhi.

Subject : THE PROBLEMS OF THE RESIDENTS OF A COLONY

Sir,
Prem Nagar is a residential colony for single unit houses. It was developed by Vichal Brothers, the renowned builder in the country in late 90's. It was an attractive alternative for those who preferred spacious living and pollution free environment. But the dream of the residents has turned sour. Prem Nagar roads are broad. Its drainage system is better than that of the other newly developed colonies. It has large parks and a spacious community centre.

To a casual visitor it might be an ideal residential colony. Residents, however have a different story to tell. Even after 12 years of habitation, residents comĀ¬plain about the lack of basic amenities like power and water. Lack of proper approach roads and absence of faultless sewerage system have made the colony uninhabitable. Scores of the roads are full of depressions. The rain water is collected in them where mosquitoes breed. These depressions are a potential danger to the scooterists and motorists. The erratic electricity supply makes the conditions worse. No doubt, the road.s are quite wide but the enroachments by the residents themselves have disfigured the look of the colony. Since the residents in the posh colony are well connected, Bhopal Development Authority is helpless in demolishing the unauthorised constructions which have almost choked the roads.

Another problem with Prem Nagar is that of the scarcity of water supply. During summer season there is a supply of water hardly for two hours at dawn. After that not a drop of water trickles from the taps. Besides, the parks are not well maintained. They have become the haunts of anti social elements and pavement dwellers at night.




In a sum, Prem Nagar residents pay for comforts with bad roads, scarcity of water supply and sense of insecurity. Bhopal Development Authority should take over the colony and maintain it as we are paying house tax to them like other residents of the city.
Thanking you,

Yours truly,
ABCD