Damaged, open light pole boxes in Mohali

Damaged, open light pole boxes in Mohali

Mohali: Ill-maintainedand open street light pole junction boxes in Mohali are among the civic issues troubling the residents.
Wires hanging out of these boxes put people at the risk of electrocution.
Residents stated, wires can be seen lying open along the poles which are inviting danger to the pedestrians and the commuters. Who Cares???

Children celebrate virtual Lohri

Mohali: Schools virtually celebrated lohri due to the pandemic restrictions, students celebrated the festival with exuberance and fanfare via virtual platform. Children wore traditional attire and were completely absorbed in the festive spirit. To mark the occasion, kids drew Lohri scene and showcased their creativity with the help of peanuts and popcorns. Through this activity, they were made aware about the significance of the festival.

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.
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Large Trees block view of traffic signboards

Mohali: Signboards are supposed to provide directions to road users but many of them in the Mohali district are not serving that purpose as they are partially obstructed by trees and shrubs.
Most of the residents stated that many of the signboards located along roads like in Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 to YPS ( Mohali Village Road- Diplast Chowk, Diplast Chowk To Madanpur, Madanpur Road to YPS) were partially hidden by large trees.
“The view of the signboards is partially blocked and motorists passing by the area are not able to read the directions.
Residents and motorists suggested that the Municipal Corporation should either prune the trees or move the signboards,” for proper visibility.
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Residents seek MC’s attention towards stray dog menace in Mohali

Mohali: Residents in Mohali allege that the stray dog problem in the city had gone out of hand, as packs of stray dogs roaming in the streets and parks make us feel very unsafe. Children can’t go to play in parks because of them.
Another resident added dog even can be seen attacking our cars and running after the bikes.
Residents added protection of citizens from stray dog menace should also be given equal priority. Who Cares????

Mohali Civic body fails to keep check on stray cattle

Mohali: Cattle roaming, squatting on main roads and roundabouts are a common sight in Mohali which leads to road mishap and results in hindrance to the smooth flow of vehicular traffic.
Residents added authorities must pay heed to it as the foggy season is around the corner.
Anothe resident added we can see cows around garbage points or sitting in middle of the roads, often becoming the cause of road accidents.
Residents have complaint to the concern Municipal Corporation but nothing has been done to control/Keep check on stray cattle in Mohali.
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Overloading, break the habit

Chandigarh: We often overload our cars, motorbikes, autorickshaws etc without once thinking about just how dangerous this habit is, for ourselves and for other road users.
Residents stated traffic police should penalise such motorists for overloading the vehicles.
“The RC (registration certificate) of every vehicle clearly specifies the number of persons and weight it can carry. But this is blatantly violated.
Such violation happens often in personal vehicles, it is most frequent in the case of two wheelers.
Another resident added overloading not only makes people vulnerable to fatal accidents, but also puts pedestrians and other vehicles in danger. People need to learn, and now, before it is too late. Who Cares???

Posters welcome an ugly look

Mohali: Posters and other election-related material, which has defaced walls, sign boards including various properties in the city, are yet to be removed. The political parties and expected candidates display their posters in every nook of their constituency. Apart from private properties posters can also be seen on public buildings and religious places.
Residents demand Administration should take initiatives in this regard.
It has also been suggested by the readers of The Aman Sandesh Times that, political parties should strictly warn their activists not to display any poster on public property or religious places and added, there should be a provision for a legal action against political parties indulging in such practice.
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Open manholes: A death trap in Mohali

Mohali: A large number of open manholes and damaged slabs on roadside drains have become death traps for pedestrians and motorists. The uncovered manholes become invisible and many pedestrians and commuters fall in them. Most manholes and drains along the city roads are lying uncovered, thereby endangering lives.
Residents added Mohali Municipal Corporation has ignored the issue, many incidents have taken place in which commuters have suffered injuries because of the open manholes. Vehicles getting stuck in them have also become common.
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Utility poles pasted with posters

Mohali: Posters are growing like bark on trees on utility poles in Mohali.
A cheap and effective way for businesses to catch the eye of customers is an old-fashioned poster affixed to a wall or pole in high pedestrian areas.
It’s a method of advertising most people will tolerate in small doses, but when utility poles are so coated with posters that they’re like a thick skin, it’s a tacky irritant.
Residents added, “Every day, somebody puts up a new one on top of a pre-existing poster,” and added the old ones are never removed and demanded, there should be a provision for a legal action against anyone indulged in such practice.
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Residents scared of stray dogs

Mohali: Residents are scared of stray dogs roaming about or sitting in packs at different places in Mohali as it has become a public nuisance. Many stray dogs in the Mohali are ferocious and aggressive and can be seen fighting on the streets, making it difficult for pedestrians may be kids, ladies, senior citizens and commuters to cross and reach their destinations. Residents urged the local civic body and the administration to look into the matter. Who cares..???

Broken paver blocks a major cause of concern for residents in Mohali

Mohali: Municipal Corporation Mohali has been spending too much money on laying paver blocks but no step is being taken to ensure that the paver blocks are maintained properly. Residents stated that concerned authorities should also find out the way to up keep the paver blocks.
Senior citizen stated Broken pavements in Mohali discourage pedestrians and residents are forced to walk on the road and added there are pavements, but due to non-maintenance, they cannot be used.
Paver blocks are being replaced at several parts across the town by the Mohali Municipal Corporation which are in good condition but no step is being taken to replace the damaged ones.
Who Cares???

Trees blocking Signboards

Mohali: Most of the signboard installed on the sector/phases dividing roads in Mohali can be noticed to be blocked by trees, causing a problem for road users who are unfamiliar with the area.
Residents stated concerned department should get the overgrown branches, prune regularly and demanded that the department should be vigilant and look out for branches that obstruct the signboards.
Residents added poor maintenance is the cause of the problem and the matter should be taken seriously, as many motorists, especially those from outstation, depended on road signage to get to their destinations. Who Cares???

Impose heavy fines on violators- Vineet Verma

Mohali: Municipal Corporation Mohali claims to have been taking steps to improve its rating in Safai Surkhen, but seems to be unable to tackle problems such as displaying of unauthorised advertisements such as illegal banners, hoardings and posters which are creating hindrances to make this city smart and healthy stated Vineet Verma AAP, State President Vyapar Mandal and Spokesperson.
Verma added, defacement of public and private properties is rampant in the city and is a clear violation under the Punjab Prevention of Defacement of Property Act-1997 and said today the situation is that, Mohali can be seen flooded with illegal political advertisements, and to curb such shabby outlook of the city MC authorities are doing nothing.
Verma said, it is the responsibility of the civic body to keep a check on violators and take actions as per law but the Civic body is busy pleasing several leaders and its own family members. The civic body can also generate revenue by imposing fine from violators especially from political leaders for displaying the hoardings and can give a relief to the general public. Who Cares???

Stray cattle menace in Mohali

Mohali: Cattle are called stray cattle who roam in the streets in search of food or are sighted sitting on and around the street as they have no place or shelter. Cattle are kept in a shelter only till the time they provide benefit to their owners.
Residents added vegetable waste found strewn on roadsides and streets is a reason for the proliferation of stray cattle in the city.
The slow-moving animals do not bother to encroach the main road in spite of the honking of horns by motorists. It ultimately hinders the free movement of traffic. There had been several instances of motorists falling down due to the problems caused by stray animals. Who Cares???

Residents seek MC’s attention towards stray dog menace

Mohali: Residents in Mohali have called on the Municipal Corporation for not delivering the desired results with their animal birth control (ABC) programme, alleging that the stray dog problem in the Mohali seems to be had gone out of hand.
Residents added “Stray dogs roaming in the locality make us feel very unsafe. Children can’t go to play in parks because of them as these stray dogs are aggressive, and added these stray dogs even attack two wheeler drivers and cars and sometimes leave bite marks on the vehicle.”
“The High Court and animal rights activists are bothered about the protection and rights of stray animals. The protection of citizens from stray dog menace should also be given equal priority by the HC. Hence, we have decided to file a petition. We are not against the protection of animals. The authorities should come up with solutions and properly rehabilitate the strays,” said a senior citizen. Who Cares???

Broken footpath slabs inconvenience pedestrians

Mohali: Pedestrians using the footpaths to enter the Phase 2 Market are facing inconvenience as the footpath slabs are broken.
Many a time pedestrians are forced to walk on the road, with the risk of being hit by speeding vehicles.
Several pedestrians and kids have fallen and hurt due to the broken slabs on the footpath. “It is harrowing to walk on the footpath. It is not only broken but also unkept.
Residents stated “The slabs are broken, one needs to be cautious while walking towards the Phase 2, Market, as there are the chances of falling and demanded from the authorities to replace the damaged slabs.
A senior citizen urged Proper footpaths beside roads are the right of pedestrians. Unfortunately, the footpaths have become dangerous spots. Who Cares???

Silt removed from roadsides, left on pavements

Mohali: Municipal Corporation Mohali has deputed workers to dredge and clean road side curve channels to prevent flooding. Residents welcomed the civic body’s timely action, may be first time in the year. A few residents have expressed disappointment over improper clearance of the sediment from the roadsides.
Residents have been complaining against sanitary workers who clear the silt on roadsides along arterial roads but leave the silt on road for hours and days before it is cleared.
Residents added this is affecting vehicular traffic in the respective streets till it is cleared.
The silt from curve channels, kept on the road sides and close to the drainage canal, gives a tough time for commuters and residents. Who cares???

Stray cattle roam freely in Mohali

Mohali: Stray animals are a cause of nuisance in Mohali. A number of animals can be seen wandering everywhere in the streets and roads resulting not only disruption of traffic movement on roads but they cause accidents also.
Residents stated Municipal Corporation authorities should take some concrete steps to save the people from untoward incidents due to stray animals. Who Cares???

Hoardings & banners are a threat to pedestrians

Mohali: Footpath in Mohali city are plagued by film and political party banners, real estate advertisements and hoardings of alarming sizes as in absence of guidelines, safety measures by the authorities, pose a real threat to the commuters, residents etc etc.
Most of these banners and hoardings are in a dilapidated condition, causing serious obstruction to pedestrians.
Several banners and hoardings are erected on electric poles and telephone poles 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 of political leaders and movie posters. Hoardings and placards are installed at corners or on the turning points of roads, obstructing the visibility of motorists.
Residents suggest to concerned Authorities:
Make advertising firms responsible for their activities in public spaces and liable for any untoward incident
Constitute district-level committees to monitor the regulation and safety aspects of billboards and hoardings
Implement strict measures to ensure the proper distance criteria is followed from the road edge and footpath while erecting and installing display boards.
MC Commissioner Mohali Dr Kamal Garg stated teams have been deployed for removing the unauthorised flex boards and hoardings. Who Cares???

Stray cattle menace on the rise

Mohali: The slow-moving animals do not bother to encroach the road in spite of the honking of horns by motorists. It ultimately hinders the free movement of traffic. There had been several instances of motorists falling down due to the problems caused by stray animals.
Residents stated, food leftovers and leaves dumped by the restaurants and roadside eateries have been the main sources of food for the stray cattle loitering in the area. They thrive for eating the dumped vegetables, leaves and fruits dumped at Shahi Majra, Mohali.
The vegetable waste found strewn on roadsides and streets is said to be another reason for the proliferation of stray cattle in the city.
Residents demand, tough action should be taken against the owners of the stray cattle.
Who Cares???

Broken paver blocks a major cause of concern for residents in Mohali

Mohali: Municipal Corporation Mohali has been spending too much money on laying paver blocks but no step is being taken to ensure that the paver blocks are maintained properly. Residents stated that concerned authorities should also find out the way to up keep the paver blocks.
Senior citizens stated Broken pavements in Phase 2 Mohali discourage pedestrians and residents are forced to walk on the road and added there are pavements, but due to non-maintenance, these broken paver block pavements cannot be used.
Paver blocks are being replaced at several parts across the town by the Mohali Municipal Corporation which are in good condition but no step is being taken to replace the damaged ones.
Who Cares???

Open/Broken manhole covers a risk to commuters

Mohali: One often notices fault in construction of manholes and their lids on roads. These broken manhole lids continue to be bane of vehicles. Many lives of motorists, especially two-wheeler riders, have been snuffed out due to faulty manholes.
Residents said, “Placing of manhole covers either too high or too low as compared to road surface is a life threatening risk faced by motorists almost every day.”
“At some places these lids are below the road level while at others these are quite above,” residents added.
An oversized manhole cover can be seen on a road in Phase 5, Mohali on backside of SCO’s, which has obstructions for motorists in the form of uneven lids of sewerage.
Accidents usually occur when commuters moving on their vehicles suddenly notice and try to manoeuvre around broken manhole lids or those below the road level. These required frequent maintenance, residents added.
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Banners hanging can be seen all over the roads in Mohali

Mohali: Flex and banners can 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.
Who Cares???

Open wires on lamp posts a major hazard in Mohali

Mohali: Electricity wires connected to the street lights without a cover are making life miserable for pedestrians. The wires, that are coiled into metal boxes, while being connected to the street lights are lying exposed without a lid on the box.
Residents in Mohali stated, at some points, the wires are plucked from the ends facing outwards from within the box thus creating making the zone prone to accidents in the surroundings. “Even though the boxes are placed above the ground level the danger it poses cannot be neglected.” Who Cares???

Overgrown trees blocking road signs

Mohali: Safety experts have warned in Mohali motorists are missing out on important information as many signs are hidden by large trees.
Residents added, “There is nothing more frustrating than missing your turnoff because the sign was hidden behind a tree or missing crucial information and added in Mohali there are too many signs which are broken, confusing and said, If it’s not clear, it’s not safe.”
Who Cares???

Open and damaged manholes in Mohali

Mohali: The manholes, which are supposed to be access points for sewers and storm water drains, seem to be posing a serious threat to road users across Mohali limits. Just an hour’s drive to some parts of the city by the team of The Aman Sandesh Times revealed that there are several manholes which are either broken, under repair or raised to such a height that they could violently throw two-wheeler riders out of their seats. Who Cares???

Will vehicles without number plates be challaned???

Mohali: Fixing HSRPs have been re-started in the state to avoid vehicle-borne crimes, the plates are fastened with non-removable, non-reusable snap lock-fitting system. The front and rear number plates have unique alphanumeric laser identification number, which, upon affixation on the vehicle, gets registered with the central database of VAHAN.
But still many vehicles being driven on Mohali roads can be seen without number plates.
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Roadside Railings broken in Mohali

Mohali: Roadside railings and road dividers in Mohali seem to have disappeared at many points.
Rag-pickers, hawkers, pavement dwellers and drug peddlers turn street furniture into an easy source of money sources added.
At some places, parts of railings have been sawed off, in others they have been broken forcibly.
“Road divider railings are erected for the safety of pedestrians and commuters by streamlining vehicular movement along the road. Many are in a habit of crossing roads wherever it suits them. If railings come in their way, the easiest way out is to break and some times the mangled railing remained unattended for long time.
Who Cares???

No end to residents’ misery in Mohali

Mohali: When the work to overcome the problem of overflowing sewerage was started people in the area were happy as they hoped to get much relief. But now as one side of the main road from Phase 11, Mohali, to Balongi has been lying dug up since long, as the situation has gone from bad to worse.
Traffic jams on the roads is a daily routine. It takes long hours to cross the stretch, which is teeming with potholes. During rains it is difficult especially for two-wheeler drivers to gauge water-filled potholes from a distance. Other owners have to slow down their four-wheelers to avoid bumpy ride on this portion.
Residents stated,when will people of the area get rid of problems arising due to the on-going construction is difficult to guess? Surprisingly, no politician of this area has ever thought on the issue and taken steps to put an end to peoples’ inconvenience.
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