Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Safe Chandigarh!!! Think Again.

17th September 2009 - 2:45 AM

I left the office at 2:15 AM and went to Sector 17 Bus Stand for a cup of Tea. Thats where you can get it at wee hours. I was returning back to Mohali. After I crossed the Aroma Light Point and about to reach the 34-35 round about, I saw 2 cars parked in the middle of the road, I slowed down. I then found that a few drunk youth are harassing 3 people in the other car. As there was no way to go across them, I reversed my car back to the Aroma Light Point.

Living in Chandigarh from last 3 years, I know that there is a Police Naka near Aroma everynight. I approached the cops and narrated the whole thing. They did not have there Zipsy so asked me if I can take them to the spot in my car. I agreed to the same. Before we could move the Sonata car which carried those nuisance creating youth moved through the naka. The policemen informed their fellows on the other end of Sector 22 Naka to stop the car.

In a minute or 2, they got a message on the wireless that the car has turned back to the end I was standing. The cops looking alert got ready to stop the car.

To my surprise, the car slowed down upon the cops signal, and then just went through. The police looked helpless and could not act.

The other car which was stopped by the Sonata Car youth earlier also reached the spot. One girl came out, sobbing and told the cops that the youth harassed her.

The cops could not do anything. I sat in my car and headed for Mohali. All the way I was thinking, what is happening to the city. Young guys get drunk and become the owner of the whole city, do whatever they want and care for nothing. No sense of responsibility and no humanity.

I don't know what to say. It is all changing and really depressing.

Watch out for the Pot Holes, here comes Mohali.

The standard of living is degrading day by day in Mohali. The residents are tortured with frequent power cuts, irregular water supply and "holes with the road". The once called most progressive state of India, Punjab is no more than hell now.

People are left with no options. They pay for highly priced power but there is no power. This summer has seen power cuts of more than 8 hours a day. The Govt. is ready to give farmers free power supply but what about those who are ready to pay for it. What is the fault of people living in the cities? How can they dream of a modern state without the availability of the basic necessities.

And the water supply is dirty as ever. The water is never clean as and when it is available. They broadcast on National Television the awareness advertisements to keep away from filthy water. Now when the water supply is of the same nature where should we go?

The roads are a big mess. Only when a minister is to visit the city the roads are patched. You have to apply the breaks more number of times than turn the steering wheel. Seat belts are must to be safe in case of accidents, but in Mohali you should wear the seat belt to remain on your seat.

I ask, where does all the money that we pay in Tax goes? When we earn we pay Tax and when we spend we pay Tax, where the hell is that money.

A recent News article showed that the Punjab Govt. like to spend in their own way. The news clipping read:

"Akali's Do It Their Way

The Akali Dal's two-day meeting was held last week at a 5-star hotel in Shimla. More than 100 rooms were booked. The party picked up the tab of about Rs 50 lakh."

I hope you now know where the money is going.

Travel to any highway in Punjab, everything is a big mess. You can't beat the construction work lying pending from ages. They are ready to cut down trees to broaden the roads but the roads are missing.

I hope the next time people vote, they take into consideration the "Black Cloud" that has shadowed Punjab and opt for a NON- BADAL government.