Women in urban villages choose their councillors

Women in urban villages choose their councillors

Women in Chirag Dilli village and its neighbouring areas came in plenty on Sunday to cast their votes for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections, hoping for a change and demanding better facilities.

As per police officials deployed at the polling booth, rural women in the area came out in large numbers.

“Just when you enter Chirag Dilli from Bhagat Singh College lane, there is a huge land with garbage dump. Our children walk through the place, but why is not anybody doing something about that? There is also an increasing stray dog problem because of the garbage. These things are a matter of concern that everybody seems to avoid,” said 56-year-old Bimla Devi, hoping that her vote will change the situation.

Women are also asking for better roads, security, water and hygiene.

“We came here to vote because if we don’t vote then we will never be able to find a solution to these problems,” said Asha Kumar, another resident of Chirag Dilli village.

Residents also feel that the long-ignored parking problem in the area needs to looked into. Chirag Dilli ward has Neb Sarai and Sheikh Sarai.

Malviya Nagar in south Delhi saw intermittent crowd of mostly middle-aged residents, who believe things have changed in the past because of voting and residents will see more change after the polls.

“This place has a major parking problem. There have been fights over parking space. The other day, somebody broke the front glass of a resident’s car because he parked his car on somebody else’s parking spot,” said Sushma Pandit, resident of Malviya Nagar.

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