Nightmare for Bedla Residents continue

Nightmare for Bedla Residents continue

Around 15 days back, Udaipur was in dilemma regarding rain and was worried of their shrinking lakes, suddenly monsoon fulfilled the entire water needs in the past two weeks.

 

Nightmare for Bedla Residents continueAround 15 days back, Udaipur was in dilemma regarding rain and was worried of their shrinking lakes, suddenly monsoon fulfilled the entire water needs in the past two weeks.

At the same time, when water is a matter of happiness for some, it has turned monstrous for the residents of Bedla as the neighborhood is completely detached from rest of the city due to bridge that has been collapsed recently.

From the past five days, when Udaipurites were enjoying nature’s blessings, people of Bedla village were looking for the shortest and convenient way to reach urban city, as UIT has wrecked the connecting bridge, to flush off the accumulating water by the sides of the bridge.

On Sunday 9th September, rumours spread that, the link bridge has collapsed, due to flooding of the channel carrying water of Bada Madar to Ayad River. However, later in a confirmation issued by related authorities, it was known that, the bridge was cracked intentionally.

Nightmare for Bedla Residents continue

Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) justified that, the chopping of link was right, as accumulating water would have taken away the whole structure and might have led to casualties of passersby due to increasing water level and its pressure.

As a matter of fact, a larger over bridge over the channel is under construction since past 6 months and will be taking another year to serve people.

Residents are facing problem as the distance to the town has increased by more than 7 kilometres approximately, labours from the village have to pay Rs. 10, double the amount they used to pay earlier.

In a talk with UT, one of the locals said, “The alternate road is very bumpy and is full of pot holes, it takes around 25 minutes more to lead us to the city, also unsafe for the ladies and children especially in late hours”.

Few people were also seen riding their motorbike in flowing water. Bansi lal, a resident of the village since more than 50 years, said, “the road is connecting 10 other sub urban areas and also leading to National Highway – 76”

Nightmare for Bedla Residents continueVikas Khatik, a 23 yrs old businessmen said, “sale has reduced to 50%, moreover school going kids also have to travel a long way”.

Vimal Walwan, Up-Sarpanch of village told that, “The broken bridge has become a big problem not only for the Bedla Village but also for the other 2 Grampanchayat connected through this road. The total number of people whose daily life is adversely impacted tolls to 15,000”.

When reached the authority to know the state of bridge construction, R. P. Sharma, Secretary, UIT said, “as soon as water level comes down the bridge will be repaired”.

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