GUWAHATI, Nov 13 - The third phase of Ward Talks, a concept initiated by a city-based English weekly to bring the people of a particular ward and the representatives of the Ward Unnayan Samitis on a common platform with officials of various civic bodies, was held at the Rukmininagar Auditorium, Beltola on Saturday.
The third phase of Ward Talks focused on issues of Ward No 26 which comprises several areas of Dispur, Beltola and Kahilipara among other localities, said a statement.
Issues such as drinking water problem, theft, lack of streetlights plaguing the areas concerned were discussed. However, the panellists who were invited from various civic departments, failed to turn up for the interactive session.
The event discussed ways to address issues such as drinking water, traffic, lack of streetlights, among others.
The public also raised the matter on ways to permanently resolve the issues of flood, garbage collection, de-siltation of drainage systems etc.
�Only 20 per cent of the boring work is complete and it has been one and a half years. At least 500-600 households will be benefited from the water supply, but due to the incomplete work, people are suffering,� said one of the local residents.
Streetlights have been another problem and due to the lack of streetlights many untoward incidents like chain snatching and thefts take place in the areas.
There are other problems like unconstructed roads and according to the residents there are 30 bye-lanes in Jonakpur area, out of which only three are well constructed and the rest are in a worse condition.