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Citizens' life shaken by laying of sewer lines in Allahabad
The peace of this sleepy town has been rudely shaken since project to lay sewer lines all across Allahabad began all of a sudden. Arriving two decades late the Plan is intended to stem the holy river's pollution. But in its wake it has left most of the roads here mauled and mangled.

MUD STREWN passages on what were once roads and pools of water flowing from uprooted lines, five-feet deep holes, which in the absence of light may turn out to be death traps are a clear picture of the devastation done under the Ganga Action Plan implementation under which sewer lines are to be laid in Allahabad town.

The peace of this sleepy town has been rudely shaken since project to lay sewer lines all across Allahabad began all of a sudden. Coming two decades late the Plan is intended to stem the holy river's pollution. But in its wake it has left most of the roads here mauled and mangled. “It will take months for the repairs to be done and l am not hopeful that the roads will be returned to their pristine glory,” said a resident of one of the areas affected by the project.

Another shopkeeper complains that he had to close down his shop due to piles of mud at its entrance. As most of the houses in the city have their own septic tanks where the sewage is generally stored one does not see the logic behind the sudden urgency shown by the powers that be. “This is another indirect way to tax the citizens because who is stopping authorities from charging for these lines. I am afraid that house tax will definitely be raised in order to pay for the costs of the project,” said a person who claims to know the intention of implementing something which had been placed on the backburner long ago.

Beneficial or not, the mauled roads and the uprooted water connections are raising temperatures and may soon explode if the soothing balm of repairs is not implemented. Said a resident of Beli Road, “I suspect that someone is playing foul otherwise what is the need for re-digging as has been done in areas where sewer lines had been laid earlier.” He cites the example of Stanley Road where the work was stalled and an enquiry ordered. Whatever be the reason there is a need to be circumspect about how the work is done. Since the Plan is a central government project people are at their wits end in order to find the person who will redress their grievances.

There is a multilayered responsibility and one does not know whom to contact. Nor is there any publicity or forewarning that digging operations would begin on a certain date. The public has also not been told as to what will be the outcome of the project and when will they be able to get back the fully restored roads. Till then they would have to live in dark.

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