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5-day sit-in protest for better roads in Okhla begins

Five-day sit-in protest against better roads begins in Okhla today, according to sources. It was on Wednesday when some residents deeply upset by the state of roads in Okhla had given a call of starting protest over downright poor roads. OKHLATIMES was the first to carry the report.

On Thursday a few residents, mostly former AAP volunteers, turned up a few meters from Jamia Nagar Police Station and erected a small tent with posters, demanding that bad roads should come to an end. 

They alleged that in the last more than one year no development has taken place in Okhla, deprived locality with conditions of roads pathetic making commuting extremely risky.  

Those who were seen at the protest site included Sultan Ahmad, Afzal Ansari, Taseer Ahmad, Qadeer Qureshi and Shariq Hussain.

Also, one among them said the protest is going to be for five days. 

Moreover, residents too have lamented about the poor conditions of road from Batla House to Zakir Nagar to Abul Fazal Enclave. A resident said the situation is really bad. 

“Even during Ramzan water logging turned out to be a perennial issue. It didn’t matter whether it rained or not. The condition gets really worse in monsoon with streets and roads being inundated with water. In many places sewer water floats on roads. It is time that things should improve in the locality. Being a Congress supporter, I voted AAP for a change, but where is the change? Things in Okhla have changed little in the last few months,” said the resident requesting not to be quoted fearing retribution.

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