Street dog menace raises concern

Street dog menace raises concern

Mohali: In view of the growing stray dog menace in the state, the Punjab government has recently decided to ramp up the ongoing drive to sterilise street dogs in the state for controlling their population and checking the human-animal conflicts, but street dogs still have instilled fear in the minds of the people in Mohali.
Residents stated that the Mohali Municipal Corporation has failed to reduce the dog menace. The animals should not be killed but some projects such as animal birth control could be implemented senior citizens demanded.
Recently, a small child had narrowly escaped being killed when street dogs attacked her from all sides. The dogs had torn down her dress and she escaped after an adult came to her rescue. Who Cares???

Commuters fear about potholes in Mohali

Mohali: Bad roads has raised serious concern among public in Mohali. Potholes in the roads that people thud over in their cars or swerve around on their two-wheelers now threaten more than just a ‘bumpy ride’.
Residents added the surfacing of the potholes in Mohali have been inconveniencing the motorists and even these potholes have led to several mishaps.
“The roads at several points areas have been completely damaged. It is a herculean task to commute on such roads as the vehicle get damaged frequently following the poor condition of the road.”
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Illegal hoardings deface Mohali

Mohali: A large number of illegal hoardings dot the roads in Mohali as Mohali Municipal Corporation (MC)have failed to take necessary steps to solve the problem of illegal hoardings.
Several commercial hoardings could be seen installed at different locations in the city, many hoardings are installed at places, which can cause serious mishaps.
Residents stated, it seems the people, who have installed illegal hoardings, give a damn to the norms as there is a provision of penalty for such violations.
Vineet Verma, AAP Spokesperson and State President VyaparMandal added that Municipal Corporation (MC) can generate a huge revenue by issuing challans to the violators.
Verma added several illegal hoardings can be seen installed in the city as the authorities concerned have failed to take action and added hoardings on the roads distract commuters which can lead to even fatal accidents and demanded necessary action should be taken against the violators.

Clear stagnant water, increase fogging- Residents

Mohali: Amid rising dengue cases, residents of Mohali demanded increased fogging to prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases.
Residents said that fogging is being done in their respective localities only after the issue is raised on social media or complaints are filed separately.
Residents also raised the issue of water stagnating on green belts and roads, but there has been no action on the ground. Who Cares???

Excess growth of congress grass poses a threat health of Mohali residents

Mohali: The pavements and berms along the roads in Mohali City are filled with overgrown wild grass and congress grass making them unusable and putting pedestrianslife at high risk stated Vineet Verma, State President Vyapar Wing and spokesperson Aam Aadmi Party, Punjab.
While, highlighting the issue, Sr Aam Aadmi Party leader Vineet Verma said, residents feel scared to walk on the footpaths as they are covered withexcess growth of congress grass and wild grass all over the footpaths.
Vineet Verma stated, as we are aware that congress grass had a lot of ill-effects on people’s health, the pollen grain of the congress grass causes acute chronic problems, including bronchitis, asthma, conjunctivitis, sinusitis, common cold, pain in neck and even depression in people and demanded timely cutting of the wild growth. Who Cares???

Mushrooming illegal advertisements in the Mohali

Mohali: Advertising hoardings/ banners could be spotted easily hanging at different points in city such as electricity poles, traffic light poles, street light poles installed at various points in the city, and it seems no action is being taken by the Mohali Municipal Corporation against those who misuse them.
As per the Punjab Municipal Outdoor Advertisement Policy, it is the responsibility of the MC officials to take action against illegal advertisements.
Irked by the mushrooming illegal banners and advertisement across the turns in city, residents have demanded the Municipal Corporation, Mohali (MMC) to take stern action against the culprits.
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Illegal banner blocks the walkway in Mohali

Mohali: Big banners could be seen put on the pedestrian path along roads in Mohali inner roads forcing senior citizens, morning walkers, pedestrian to walk on main roads by risking their lives.
A senior citizen stated these illegal banners are turning into an irritating stumbling block for the pedestrians,” and added that the MC Authorities are supposed to look after these posters, removing them from time to time. However, the problem has surpassed containment boundaries.
Residents stated, Mohali Municipal Authorities seem to have turned a blind eye towards the problem and demanded pedestrian paths are free pedestrians. It is also requsted the authorities to take stern action against the violaters of law by putting banners illegally, against the safety of public at large.
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Illegal hoardings deface Mohali

Mohali: Large number of illegal hoardings dot the roads in Mohali as Mohali Municipal Corporation (MC) have failed to take necessary steps to solve the problem of illegal hoardings.
Several commercial hoardings could be seen installed at different locations in the city, many hoardings are installed at places, which can cause serious mishaps.
Vineet Verma, AAP Spokesperson and State President Vyapar Mandal added that Municipal Corporation (MC) can generate a huge revenue by issuing challans to the violators.
Verma added several illegal hoardings can be seen installed in the city as the authorities concerned have failed to take action and added hoardings on the roads distract commuters which can lead to even fatal accidents and demanded necessary action should be taken against the violators.
Residents stated, it seems the people, who have installed illegal hoardings, give a damn to the norms as there is a provision of penalty for such violations.
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Iron grills fixed alongside roads missing in Mohali

Mohali: Parts of the Iron grills installed alongside the road dividers is either broken or have gone missing at different roads in Mohali.
Theft of public property is worrying residents who said at this pace, the entire stretch would be without grills soon, without the knowledge of the Administration.
Residents added “Anti-social elements are to be blamed for the missing grills and demanded Field officials of the administration should be entrusted the duty of keeping a watch on roads”. Who Cares???

MCM NSS holds healthy diet Session for Government school Badheri students

Chandigarh: As part of the Poshan Abhiyan programme of Government of India, the NSS units of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh organised an awareness session on ‘Importance of Healthy Diet and Lifestyle’ in collaboration with Fortis Hospital, Mohali, at Government Model High School, Village Badheri, Chandigarh.
Aim of the session was to disseminate knowledge about the role of nutrients, healthy dietary habits and importance of healthy lifestyle especially among school going students. The resource person was Dietician Sonia Gandhi, Head, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Fortis Hospital, Mohali. Headmistress of the school Mrs. Sanjogita, along with the teachers and students, attended the session with great fervour.
During the session, Dietician Sonia Gandhi discussed the factors pertaining to teenagers such as peer pressure, emotional habits, self-independence, physical appearance, etc., that affect the overall health of the children and said that as a result of inadequate and imbalance in the intake of required nutrients, teenagers face health issues including obesity related problems, anaemia, weak bones, oral cavities, fatigue, dehydration, poor immunity, diabetes and hormonal related as well as psychological related eating disorders.
During the session dietician also highlighted the role of parents and teachers in sensitising students about the role of nutrition in their overall health and well being.
The students were also acquainted with the importance and relevance of good hygiene practices that should be adopted during food handling operations as they are considered to be the foundation for ensuring food safety.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava expressed appreciation for the efforts of NSS units of the college aimed at creating awareness about the importance of good nutrition and to disseminate knowledge about the relevance of nutrients required to meet the demands of physical and cognitive growth and development of children.

Remove stagnant water to avoid dengue

Mohali: The present spell of rain has increased the threat of dengue larvae, which needs to be tackled urgently.
Residents have been advised by the government to adopt precautionary measures and inform the department immediately if dengue larvae were found in their houses, as the government alone could not check the spread of the larvae, but unfortunately government seems to be unaware of those points on the roads where normally water stagnates and thus, may lead to spread of diseases.
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Broken Pole pose grave risks to commuters and residents in Mohali

Mohali : A resident of Phase 9, Col Bedi stated RCC electric pole fallen during the last storms about 3 months back have not been removed by PSPSCL authorities despite several complaints.
Residents of the area stated that the broken RCC pole has been causing great inconvenience to pedestrians and motorist and passer-by.
Col Bedi stated that the location of the RCC pole is opposite kothi No: 501 on B- Road, Phase 9 and demanded that the concerned authorities should make arrangements to remove the broken pole urgently and ensure the safety of residents and avoid unwanted accidents.
Residents raised the issue and stated,
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Banners hanging can be seen all over the roads in Mohali

Mohali: Flex aand bannerscan be seen erected all over on the electric poles, telephone poles, trees using ropes and thin wires, on the internal roads in Mohali. Hoardings and placards are installed at corners or on the turning points of roads, obstructing the visibility of motorists and are posing a threat to the public.
Residents added these hoardings also pose as distractions to motorists who commute on the roads and may lead to accidents.
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Banners hanging can be seen all over the roads in Mohali

Mohali: Several banners can be seen erected on electric poles, telephone poles, trees using ropes and thin wires, some of the traffic signal posts and signboards in the city area are literally blocked and covered by the flex boards.
Hoardings and placards are installed at corners or on the turning points of roads, obstructing the visibility of motorists and are posing a threat to the public.
Residents added these hoardings also pose as distractions to motorists who commute on the roads.
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Residents complain of wild grass growing on pavements

Mohali: Every monsoon season, the growth of wild grass goes unchecked in Mohali and residents complain they are the worst hit.
The pavements and berms on the roads can be seen with overgrown wild grass making them unusable, putting pedestrians at risk.
Residents stated we feel scared to walk on the road as the footpaths are covered with grass and residents felt unsafe walking to the market, especially during the night with the large patches of grass growing on the footpaths.
Another resident stated, the wild grass is so thick that snakes can hide in them, lots of mosquitoes and other insects also breed here and demanded that during monsoon, trimming the grass once a month is not enough; it should be done twice or thrice for each sector.
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Mohali residents/ Vehicles suffer due to bad roads

Mohali: Is it the quality of raw material used to re-carpet the roads or something else to blame asked the Mohali Residents, who stated that the condition of the roads in Mohali is very bad and are full of potholes.
Despite of tall promises by politicians every time the condition of roads does not improve, roads in Mohali are full of potholes.
Another resident stated that, one has to drive very carefully and God is only saviour if you are driving on Mohali roads.”
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Domestic LPG cylinders being used for commercial purpose

Mohali: The government machinery did not take the pain to check the misuse of domestic LPG cylinders, although the use of domestic liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders for commercial purpose is banned strictly yet are being openly used at road side by tea sellers, dhabas in Mohali.
One can often find domestic LPG cylinders being used for commercial purpose at various places in the town in open violation of government rules.
As per norms, no shopkeepers or owners of other commercial establishments is allowed to use domestic LPG cylinders. Still a large number of shop owners/ street vendors, dhabas can be seen using domestic LPG cylinders at their shops.
Residents added due to lack of proper vigil by the authorities concerned domestic LPG cylinders are being openly used by roadside vendors, eating joints, tea sellers and other commercial establishments.
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Is this Place Authorised For Hoardings ?

Mohali: Reckless attitude towards precious trees in the city do not seem to end, the greenery is being strangely used for commercial purposes.
Trees everywhere are serving as free locations to hang advertisements and notice boards.
The best source of fresh air in the surroundings is being ill-treated and used as a mere disgusting advertising tool.
Officials cross such places where anyone other than them
can notice the trees being used as advertising tool and still there’s no heed being paid towards destroying the green beauty around the city.
Phase 9 resident Col. TBS Bedi (Retd) stated Advertisement on trees are spoiling the ecological balance in our Mohali roads and demanded Mohali Municipal corporation may look into this and ensures hoarding, ads are not erected on trees.
MC, forest department, advertising agencies or the individuals, who is to be blamed? Aren’t we contributing in destructing the natural beauty we are blessed with by remaining quite and ignoring such issues?
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Are the Mohali authorities waiting for a mishap???

Mohali: Residents of Mohali alleged that the authorities are waiting for a mishap to happen, as thereseems no supervision on the part of the civic body or the concerned contractor .
One side of the main road from Shahi Majra to Kumbra Chowk has been lying dug up since long,to lay new sewer lines in Mohali seems to be interrupted due to monsoon.
The dug-up roads in Mohali had turned into aplace for mosquito breeding, passerbyareendangering themselves as dengue mosquitoes breed in clean waters sprinkled with dust or in muddy waters that have been stagnant clean water.
Residents demanded Administration should follow preventive steps including removing sources of mosquito breeding such as stagnant water from digged up roads in Mohali. Who Cares???

Street Vendors in Mohali forced to sell items roadside

Mohali: In the absence of vending zones, street vendors in Mohali are left with no other option, to sell their products on roadside, even after passing of many years, street vendors are still waiting for vending zones in Mohali.
None of the vending zones have been set up in the Mohali by the MC yet. In the absence of the vending zones, vendors as well as the residents face a lot of harassment.
It is pertinent to mention here that the carts are often removed by the staff of Mohali Municipal Corporation, but it has failed to set up the vending zones for Street vendors.
As per the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014, the MC is supposed to ensure the provision of vending zones for the vendors.

Stray cattle roams freely on roads

Mohali: Stray animals continue to be a major concern in Mohali city but the local administration seems to have failed in this menace. A large number of stray cattle can be seen roaming freely on roads in Mohali. A similar situation with stray dogs is observed too.
Residents stated, it is high time now and Administration should find a solution to control the menace. Who Cares???

Encroachments in full swing in Mohali

Mohali: Residents are forced to walk on the road as the number of roadside vendors had increased in the city resulting inincreasing encroachments on the footpath, it is often seen that though the authorities take up eviction drives to free roadsides, pavements and market areas, encroachers reappear after some time in the absence of regular action.
Residents demanded the free movement of pedestrians on footpath from the Administration. Who Cares??

Garbage welcomes visitors in Mohali markets

Mohali: It is not a very warm welcome when one enters the markets in Mohali and heaps of garbage, stray cattle, and the foul smell dominates the area. “It’s a daily routine here. Though the municipal corporation is quite visible in the area, visitors stated garbage is visible all over in the open. Another visitor stated are clearly visible, even though there are dustbins installed, people find it easier to throw garbage in the open. Who Cares???