'Develop ward like places in movies'

'Develop ward like places in movies'

While a film censor board member's wife, who is a Congress candidate contesting from Chattarpur ward, aims at developing the area like places “shown in the movies,” building a 20-bedded dispensary is the priority of Satyavati Lohia of BJP.

“Ward 174 should be as clean as places shown in movies. I do not want to do anything more than what is essential in the area. Electricity will be ensured in all homes. But we would like to build public toilets to ensure that people do not urinate on walls,” said Renu Lohia of Congress contesting from Chattarpur.

On the other hand, Satyavati Lohia of BJP wants to build a dispensary for women.

“Women have to go to far off hospitals for delivery as there is not a single dispensary in the area. We would ensure that MCD schools till class 5 increase their classes till 12th standard,” she said.

Apparently the party candidates are related but they deny it saying that Chattarpur was formed by the Lohia community so everyone has the same surname.

However, residents complain that children have already started falling ill because of dirt and garbage accumulating outside their house. 

Parties have been campaigning saying cleaning the area is their priority but since they have started campaigning they have not cleaned the area, said Rashmi, a resident of Ghitorni, an area which comes under the Chattarpur ward.

“This is making us fall ill. Many of us have been suffering from viral since several days,” added Rashmi. Sangam Vihar

For Sarita Chowdhary, who is contesting elections for the third time in Sangam Vihar, ensuring basic amenities to residents is her priority. 

“I have worked in these areas for over two years now. We need to empower women to ensure that the area develops well,” said Sarita. 

Prem Lata of Congress contesting from the same area wants to ensure that MCD officers do not break down houses and leave people homeless.

“We have applied for the government permission to regularise the colonies built in Devali, which falls under my ward, so that we can repair the roads and put pipelines to get rid of water woes,” said Lata. 

Since many areas are unauthorised in Sangam Vihar it acts as a hindrance in providing better facilities, she added.  

Residents of Devali village say they are hopeful that women will work towards ensuring development of the area. 

“We have heard that Rs 200 crore has been sanctioned for water and road development in our area. If this is true we are sure that whoever wins will work towards the cause,” said Radhe Krishna, a shop owner in Devali market.

But, Ramesh another resident said people should not pin their hopes on women candidates.

“We can say women work better but considering their husbands are also involved in election process, possibility of corruption cannot be ruled out,” added Ramesh.

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