Sub­ur­ban woes

Enterprise - - Letter - Haji Ah­mad, Muzaf­far­garh

In the smaller cities, the in­fra­struc­ture for build­ing new houses does not ex­ist. Grow­ing con­ges­tion in the older parts of such cities has forced peo­ple to cre­ate residential plots on a self-help ba­sis in city sub­urbs. But, un­for­tu­nately, Wapda had al­ready en­croached upon such ar­eas with their HT dis­tri­bu­tion-lines in­stead of erect­ing them along the road­side and then re­fus­ing to re­lo­cate them.

More­over, the land sur­round­ing these newly-built houses con­tin­ues to be used for agri­cul­tural ac­tiv­ity and no care is taken by its landowner to spare the foun­da­tions of the newly-built house while he is wa­ter­ing the field. This leads to wa­ter-log­ging that causes cracks in the newly-built house, de­stroy­ing a fam­ily’s life-long sav­ings.

The chief min­is­ter should or­der the DCO, Muzaf­far­garh, to stop agri­cul­ture land own­ers in the city sub­urbs from de­stroy­ing other peo­ple’s houses by flood­ing them with their ir­ri­ga­tion wa­ter.

Also, it is re­quested that the area ex­tend­ing up to 10km in all di­rec­tions from dis­trict courts in all dis­trict head­quar­ters cities should be de­clared pro­tected residential ar­eas.

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