Councilor of ward number 10, Mangat Ram Bagdi told this citizen journalist that he has requested the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon to arrange bonfires at different places for the common man on roads to keep them warm from the extreme cold. He also suggested that it will be better if councilors are given authority to arrange this in their wards.
He has written a letter to the MCG, addressing Commissioner Vijay Dhaiya and Deputy Commissioner, requesting to arrange for bonfires for people such as labours, rickshaw pullers and even people just walking and travelling on roads for work while earning their livelihood.
Bagdi said in his letter that with the increasing cold, it can be harmful for these people and their health. He said that with temperatures to further dip in the coming days, it will become difficult for people to get out from their homes and work for their livelihood.
The councilor said that even after a month of start of winters, the administration had not bothered to arrange bonfires in this shivering cold and fog conditions. He also said that administration should arrange bonfires for people at bus stands, railway station and other public places on an urgent basis.
“Every year MCG arranges for the same but I do not know why this year they have not done that yet and the winter cold is increasing with every day passing,” said Bagdi.
He also requested Vijay Dhaiya and PC Meena to provide the same facilities in city's sub-urban areas and villages, specially for those who lives in huts.
As per councillor's suggestion all councillors should be given authority and power to look after these arrangements in the future - as it will make this facility timely. He suggested that doing this will help all councillors to focus on their respective wards by arranging for bonfires in their wards - funded by MCG's disaster funds.
“These bonfires will help people in Gurgaon
Industrial area where most of the labour walks or cycles early in the morning,” the councillor said. “Commissioner and Deputy commissioner are the head of the district and city, and they have to look after these things and work on it on a priority basis. But as a public servant it is my responsibility to aware them about the problems of the local man of our city and provide them with every possible facilities,” said Bagdi.
Currently, the millennium city along with Delhi
NCR, and the whole of North India
is experiencing harsh winters but the councillor is hoping for the best, and has requested MCG to take action within 24 hours.