Peeved over civic woes, localslock corporator in his house

  • | Tuesday | 19th September, 2023

Kanpur: Peeved over water logging and faulty street lights on the roads, corporator of ward no. 27 Suni Paswan was held hostage in his house on Monday by the residents.They said that they had approached their corporator several times regarding the problems they have been facing due to waterlogging and faulty street lights in the ward, but the corporator of the area did not pay any heed. We lodged our protest against his indifferent attitude outside his house. To teach him a lesson, we held him hostage in his house. We will continue our protest in this way until our problems are resolved, said a resident of the area.The corporator however showed copies of the applications submitted to the municipal corporation from the window of his office located in the house itself.Later, after intervention by some senior citizens, the corporator was taken out of his house. The corporator said that the biggest problem of his ward is the defunct street lights due to which incidents of crime are on the rise. Locals are agitated as as their problems are not being resolved. Their demands are justified. The residents of my ward have full right to complain to me because I am their elected representative, the corporator said.We also published the following articles recentlyCorporators hubby held for gamblingPolice in Indore, India busted a gambling gang and arrested 23 people, including the husband of a corporator. During the raid, the police seized cash, mobile phones, and cars from the accused. The husband, Abid, is a former corporator from the area. The accused were booked under the Public Gambling Act, 1976 and additional charges were imposed. The case is under further investigation. In related news, a former corporator and nine others were arrested for gambling in Amravati, while a drug peddler was arrested in Trichy with a significant amount of methamphetamine. Additionally, a retired police officer was granted bail in a land grabbing case.Former corporator among 10 held for gambling in AmravatiA former corporator and nine others were arrested for gambling during a raid in Amravati. The raid was conducted by the criminal intelligence team of the Commissioner of Police, who seized Rs 1.51 lakh from the gamblers. Acting on a tip-off, the police raided a house in Jamil Colony and arrested the individuals involved. The police also seized cash, cell phones, and other materials from the spot. The raid was carried out by several police officers from Nagpuri Gate Police Station.Kolkata Municipal Corporation takes over Bypass structures from KMDAThe Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has taken over the maintenance of 37 bridges, flyovers, culverts, underpasses, and foot overbridges on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. This handover ensures that a single agency, KMC, will be responsible for maintaining the entire high-speed corridor. The move is expected to benefit the New Garia-Kolkata Airport Metro project by reducing coordination efforts. KMC officials acknowledge the need for expertise, manpower, and tools to maintain these structures effectively. Additionally, the revenues generated from advertising and displays on these structures will now accrue to KMC.

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