LUCKNOW || For a municipal corporation run by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and that too in the state capital of Uttar Pradesh, the picture with this story could be shocking. But then that’s what is happening in the Khursheedbagh locality where the Lucknow Municipal Corporation fell some trees outside the localities park but even after more than a month have failed to clear the mess.
Angry residents say the trees have become a nuisance as not only they look like ugly sores on the locality but are also leading to the growth of mosquitoes and other vectors. Mukesh Dixit, resident complaints that they have tried their best to get the wreckage cleared but no one has paid heed to their plaints. “We tried to contact the local municipal authorities, the local corporation but to no avail“, rues Dixit, a bank employee.
The corporator Sadhna Gupta of the BJP says that she is aware of the issue and would get it cleared soon. She, however, said that it was due to the non-availability of a vehicle that has led to the continued lying of the trees. No wonder then that the city has slipped in the cleanliness rankings and the people of the city are not ready to yet but the clean city tag for Lucknow.