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Shaheen Bagh residents cry for attention as locality lays in ruin

Shaheen Bagh is in bad shape, according to residents. To buttress the claim, activist Maqsood Alam, a resident of Shaheen Bagh, shared a few photos of the locality with OKHLATIMES.COM via WhatsApp on Sunday.

He told OKHLATIMES.COM that the situation is really pathetic and residents are requesting public representatives to address the situation.

“The roads are in bad shape. In some places water logging is a perennial issue that too in cold weather. We don’t know how to get things addressed. I personally tried to contact authorities to discuss the issue with them but all in vain,” he said.

Okhla residents lamented that it is not only Shaheen Bagh that lay in ruins but many parts of the locality is in bad shape with garbage being dumped on roadsides in the open, construction material dumped, poor roads, encroachment and traffic jams.

A walk form Batla House to Abul Fazal Enclave can easily give residents a feeling of how things are in the locality. Many residents said it is not only officials who are to be blamed but residents too who are careless and least bothered about the problem that other residents face due to their irresponsible act like parking vehicles on roadside, dumping garbage in the open just to save a few bucks and not doing enough to keep the locality clean.

A few days ago report had surfaced of how some goons had dashed efforts of women group in Ghaffar Manzil who had come forward to clean the area of garbage.

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