PUNE: Residents of Mohammadwadi have been living for the past five years without proper roads. They are no proper drainage lines and street lights in the area. Roads are ridden with potholes and stones. The Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) apathy is evident in the construction of a tar road adjacent to Ganga Kingston, Raheja Vistas and Gemini Park residential societies in Mohammadwadi and NIBM Road. Several accidents have taken place and traffic problems have been reported.
Around 1,500 people are residing in these societies but they do not have basic civic facilities. Only promises are what they have received till now. It has been many years and no authorities have ever visited this area once even after so many complaints lodged by residents of these societies.
The condition of a 200 metre approach road to the societies is so worst that many times, two-wheelers skid, pregnant women have suffered miscarriages while young women have suffered harassment etc.
These people shared their problems and their solutions with Sakal Times.
Arun Nair, who works in the electrical department of an IT company, said, “The condition of the road is very bad.
“There are many potholes, about which we have files hundreds of complaints. However, no action has been taken by the PMC. I don’t understand why we fail to get basic facilities when we are paying our taxes on time. Our new vehicles need repairs every alternate day due to the bad condition of the road.”
Deepak Shah, a senior citizen, said, “I have been staying here since three years. I am still hoping that this problem will be solved one day. We are paying taxes on time. But we don’t have any idea where this money goes. There are around 222 families in these societies. So, as a senior citizen, I request the PMC to look into this issue.”
Rituja Pawar, a homemaker, said, “We have suffered health issues after using the road. Earlier, I had no health complaint. After coming here, body and back pain has started.
“At night, the road becomes unsafe as there are no street lights. During the rainy season, people fear to use this road due to fear of accidents. Auto men refuse to come here. If they come, then they demand exorbitant fares.”
When contacted, zonal municipal commissioner Dnyaneshwar Molak said, “I will seek details about the problem from my staff and do the needful.”
When residents complain to the ward office, the staff says that it is a DP road, which will be developed by the road department.